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Speech and Language Pathology Services

Speech and Language pathologists provide therapy to both inpatients and outpatients with a wide variety of neurological and developmental diagnoses.

Speech / Language pathologists hold either a master's or doctoral degree, Certificate of Clinical Competence of the American Speech / Language Hearing Association and a license to practice in New Hampshire.

The Speech Section offers services Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for both inpatients and outpatients.

Speech/Language pathology

The practice of speech / language pathology at DHMC includes:

  • Screening, diagnosis, rehabilitation and prevention of speech and language disorders.
  • Screening, diagnosis, rehabilitation and prevention of disorders of voice and swallowing.
  • Screening, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of cognitive disorders (attention, memory).
  • Assessing, selecting and developing augmentative and alternative communication systems and providing training in their use.
  • Providing aural rehabilitation and related counseling services to hearing impaired individuals and their families.
  • Enhancing speech / language proficiency and communication effectiveness.
  • Screening of hearing and other factors for the purpose of speech/language evaluation and/or referral of individuals with other communication disorders.
  • Participation in the ICN with feeding and developmental issues.
  • Speech / Language Pathology section accepts master level students for clinical observation and affiliation.
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