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Welcome to Speech Pathology

The Department of Speech Pathology at Strong Memorial Hospital is part of the Department of Otolaryngology. We offer instrumental evaluation and therapy to both in- and outpatient children and adults who have communication and swallowing problems. A full range of services is available, including highly specialized diagnostic procedures for complex problems using a multidisciplinary approach. The most sensitive means of diagnosis and management of swallowing include Videofluoroscopy Pharyngograms, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) and Surface Electromygraphic Swallowing Training, and Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Using Vital Stim Therapy.

Qualified and Experienced Staff

Our speech-pathologists are licensed by the New York State Department of Education and hold Certificates of Clinical Competence for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), in addition to postgraduate training and certifications in several clinical subspecialties. Meet our specialists.

Multidisciplinary Approach

Our patients benefit from close collaboration with other specialty departments at Strong and the University of Rochester Medical Center. Team members from other disciplines may include:

  • Audiologists
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists and behavioral specialists
  • Dieticians and nutritional support specialists
  • Rehabilitation specialists, including psychologists and occupational and physical therapists