Adults requesting assessment, treatment or consultation in relation to communication may be referred to the speech-language pathologist. Communication abilities may be adversely affected by: Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Vocal Abuse, Stroke, Fluency Disorder, Learning Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Dementia, Neurological Deficits, Auditory Processing Disorders, etc.
The goal of speech language pathology at the Perkins Center is to provide evaluation, treatment and consultation services to individuals with communication disorders. Emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of patients with a broad range of specialists within the field available for consultation. All speech-language pathologists providing services through the department are licensed by the Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology and hold the certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Speech-language pathology services includes evaluation and treatment (group and individual) for:
- Cognitive rehabilitation
- Speech-Language disorders
- Voice and prosody
- Aural Rehabilitation