Speech and Language Pathology

Speech and Language Pathology specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and swallowing disorders. Problems with speech or swallowing affect people of many ages and for a variety of reasons. The causes may include a neurological event (spinal cord or brain injury, stroke) a neuromuscular disorder (MD, MS, ALS, Parkinson's disease) disease, injury or genetic factors.

MaRyan Hulvey, MS, CCC-SLP uses current technology to help address many problems, such as:

  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • Acquired speech and language disorders
  • Developmental delays of speech or language
  • Motor speech disorders (apraxia)
  • Cognitive-linguistic disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Voice disorders (nodules, polyps, vocal cord thinning, paralysis)

The benefits of speech and language rehabilitation include:

  • Improvement in the ability to understand and express thoughts, ideas and feelings
  • Intelligible speech
  • Increased ability to problem-solve in an independent environment
  • Improved swallowing function and safety
  • Improved vocal quality
  • Fluent speech
  • Better quality of life
  • Greater self-esteem
  • Increased independence