We strive to provide quality evaluation and rehabilitation of deficits pertaining to communication, cognition and swallowing for all ages. Our areas of expertise span premature infants through end-of-life care. We work in all inpatient units at Denver Health, and we serve our outpatients in the Rehabilitation Clinic. Our department is comprised of five full-time and two part-time master’s level speech pathologists from all over the United States.
A speech-language pathologist evaluates patients to determine the cause of various speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders affecting all ages. Depending on the cause of the problem, therapy is executed to improve deficits. Speech language pathologists obtain a master’s degree to practice. Graduate training includes a strong science foundation with a linguistic component. Prior to graduation, they rotate through various clinical settings for training. Their initial year post academia is spent working under supervision mimicking residency in a physician’s program. Finally, they are required to pass a national certification examination for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Society.