Speech Therapy

Speech therapists (also known as speech-language pathologists) evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with a wide variety of conditions that affect oral motor skills, swallowing, and speech and language abilities.

Speech Therapy

Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital
8747 Squires Lane NE
Warren, OH, 44484

Austintown Rehabilitation Services
1450 S. Canfield Niles Road
Youngstown, OH 44515

doctor with patient

 Speech Therapy Programs Provided at Hillside Rehab Hospital

Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital’s speech therapists work closely with neurologists, ENT (ear, nose and throat) doctors and other specialists to thoroughly evaluate patients and treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Cognitive communication disorders, including memory and problem-solving difficulties

  • Language disorders, such as aphasia

  • Lisping or stuttering

  • Motor speech disorders, including dysarthria and apraxia

  • Speech conditions resulting from Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis

  • Swallowing disorders, such as dysphagia

  • Voice disorders, including dysphonia

Speech and Swallowing Therapy Treatments

Our speech therapists provide education, support and treatment strategies to improve communication and swallowing, utilizing a range of treatment options such as:

  • Cognitive retraining, following stroke or other neurological impairment

  • Customized exercises designed to strengthen muscles used in speaking or swallowing

  • Electrical stimulation, such as VitalStim therapy, to improve swallowing ability by retraining motor nerves in the throat

  • Nutrition or diet modifications

  • Recommendations and training for communication devices