Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-language pathology helps you, or your child, with disorders that affect:

  • Language
    • Understanding language that you may hear or read
    • Producing language when speaking
  • Swallowing
    • Moving food or liquids through the mouth
    • Swallowing food or liquids safely to reduce the chances of choking
  • Voice
    • Hoarse vocal quality
    • Difficulty breathing related to vocal cords closing
    • Alterations in tone, pitch, or resonance

You may receive treatment while you are in the hospital or when you come to our outpatient clinic.

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A speech language therapist works with a patient using a microphone.

We provide outpatient services in Lebanon (at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heater Road and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) and Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. Your doctor or other care providers may refer you for speech-language pathology services. When you come to your first appointment, you will meet your speech-language pathologist. We will evaluate you using different tests and tools based on your condition or illness. These will guide the development of your treatment plan. Our team uses a variety of treatment methods to help you reach your best outcome.

Our services

In speech-language pathology we provide evaluation, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of: