Hoag speech-language pathologists specialize in assessment and treatment of the following:
- Communication and cognitive problems after a stroke or brain injury
- Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders
- Aphasia – loss of the ability to express or understand spoken or written language
- Dysarthria – disturbance in the strength or coordination of the muscles of the speech mechanism
- Apraxia – difficulty sequencing movements or actions related to speech.
- Voice disorders such as vocal nodules, paralyzed vocal cords and muscle tension dysphonia
- Dysphagia – swallowing difficulties. Interventions include diagnostic procedures: modified barium swallow and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing. Treatment may include exercise, neuromuscular stimulation and biofeedback.
- Communication and swallowing problems after surgical procedures and/or radiation therapy