Speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat speech, language and swallowing disorders which can often result from a stroke, traumatic brain injury, tracheostomy, degenerative and infectious disease (e.g., Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis, dementia or AIDS), or head/neck surgery and cancer.
Services at Providence include:
- Assessing and diagnosing communication and swallowing disorders.
- Providing staff and family with strategies to help facilitate communication and swallowing.
- roviding augmentative communication devices for non-verbal patients.
- Providing direct treatment for patients and counseling for families.
Speech-language pathologists are also involved in ensuring patients can perform essential communication tasks prior to discharge (e.g. reading medication labels, calling 911, etc.) and preparing patients for successful reintegration into the community, by providing rehabilitation and arranging appropriate community services.
Speech-language pathologists at Providence evaluate and treat communication and swallowing disorders such as:
- Oropharyngeal dysphagia
- Voice disorders
- Cognitive-language difficulties
- Hearing impairments
- Fluency disorders
CONTACT (Note: The address provided is for general mapping purposes only. Please contact the organizations directly for more information about their specific services and location):
- St. Paul’s Hospital 604-806-8492
- Mount Saint Joseph Hospital 604-874-1141, ext 78435
- Holy Family Hospital Rehabilitation 604-322-2622 (inpatients), 604-322-2629 (outpatients)
- Residential Care at St. Vincent’s: Langara; St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni; Holy Family Hospital; and Youville Residence 604-322-2621
Located in: Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH).