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Speech Language Pathology Services

The UPMC Division of Speech-Language Pathology provides inpatient and outpatient services for people with speech, language, swallowing, and cognitive disorders.

Inpatient Services

Our team of speech-language pathologists provides inpatient care for people who have all types of conditions and needs, including:

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Swallowing problems after surgery (head and neck, transplants, cardiac, cardiothoracic, and spinal cord surgeries)
  • Tracheostomized and ventilator-dependent patients who have difficulty communicating and swallowing
  • Neurological disorders (stroke or head injury)
  • Geriatric diseases (dementia, Alzheimer's disease)
  • Degenerative neuromuscular diseases (Parkinson’s disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy)
  • The inability to verbally communicate, requiring assistive communication devices

Hospitals we serve

We treat people at the following hospitals:

Outpatient Services

Our commitment is to help you develop skills to improve communicative functioning in your environment through the following programs:

Make an Appointment with a Speech-Language Pathologist

To make an appointment or learn more about speech-language pathology services at UPMC: