Speech therapy

Speech therapy aims to improve or restore a patient’s ability to communicate and understand the spoken and written word. For patients with impaired chewing and swallowing, speech therapy targets muscle retraining and compensatory strategies to prevent choking, coughing and food from sticking in the mouth or throat.

In our multiple Colorado Front Range facilities, our expert speech therapists treat mild to severe speech, language and voice disorders. We also treat dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) with the most advanced treatments.

Speech therapy: conditions treated at UCHealth

  • Cochlear implants: training to get the most out of your implants.
  • Cognitive disorders involving processing, memory and reasoning.
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing).
  • Functional breathing disorders, such as paradoxical vocal fold motion.
  • Laryngectomy (removal of voicebox).
  • Post-stroke language and speech-related rehabilitation.
  • Voice disorders, such as chronic hoarseness.

Specialized speech therapy services

Speech and language therapy

Treatment to restore verbal and nonverbal communication for patients with all levels of speech and language disorders.

Cognitive therapy

Treatment to restore cognitive function loss such as memory, information processing, and reasoning resulting from trauma or a neurologic condition.

Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) diagnosis and therapy

Comprehensive evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders. Incorporates advanced treatments, such as VitalStim therapy, flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallow and modified barium swallow.

Voice therapy

Treatment for patients with chronic hoarseness. Specialized care for the professional voice, and voice restoration treatment after laryngectomy.

Aural rehabilitation

Training in listening and understanding after cochlear implant or hearing aid placement.