The Good Samaritan Hospital's Department of Speech/Language Pathology assists individuals in the
area of communication and swallowing disorders. Patients may be referred to this
department for diagnosis and treatment of delayed speech, unintelligible speech,
or for loss of communicative abilities following illness, injury, or a stroke.
For those patients receiving other rehabilitative therapies, staff will work
closely with patients during their treatments to adapt regained skills into
their daily routine.
All programs, which are individualized to each patient,
emphasize family involvement to encourage a patient's maximal improvement and
Some of the life changing situations that may require a patient to
seek therapy through the department are:
- Voice Impairment
- Head trauma
- Brain tumors
Services are available for
inpatients, TCU patients, rehab patients, outpatients and home health
Who will provide
speech/language or swallowing services?
The Speech/Language Pathologists
at The Good Samaritan Hospital are licensed by the State of Pennsylvania to
treat speech, language, and swallowing disorders. The Speech/Language
Pathologists are available to speak at community functions.