Speech & Language Therapy


Speech and Language Therapy for all Ages

The ability to speak and be understood is important to everyone. It has been said that the loss of communication is like the amputation of a limb you never knew you had. The ability to communicate with others is a crucial function. 

Munson Healthcare speech-language pathologists help children and adults by evaluating and treating speech and language disorders, cognitive disorders, and swallowing issues. Speech-language therapy can benefit children with developmental delays or acquired deficits to adults affected by stroke, traumatic brain injuries, head and neck cancer, and neurological or neuromuscular disorders.

Speech-Language Pathology services for adults are available throughout northern Michigan in Cadillac, Charlevoix, Frankfort, Gaylord, Grayling, Kalkaska, Manistee, Prudenville, and Traverse City. Pediatric speech services are available through the Foster Family Community Health Center Pediatric Services in Traverse City.

Conditions We Treat 

We can help people of all ages diagnosed with a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Aphasia (loss of ability to understand or express speech)
  • Apraxia (a motor speech disorder that makes it difficult for children to speak)
  • Articulation and phonological disorders
  • Attention and concentration deficits
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Chemobrain
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Dysarthria (slow and slurred speech)
  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorders)
  • Fluency (stuttering)
  • Forming sentences
  • Vocal hoarseness, volume, pitch
  • Language rehabilitation disorders
  • Neurologic disorders, stroke, head injury
  • Nutrition and dehydrations issues
  • Tracheoesophageal puncture

Specialty Treatments We Provide

Speech-Language pathologists within the Munson Healthcare system have expertise in:

  • Cochlear implant training
  • Deep pharyngeal neuro-stimulation
  • Lee Silverman voice therapy (LSVT)
  • Memory deficits therapy
  • Pediatric speech and language development
  • Speech generating devices — augmentative/alternative communication devices (AAC)
  • Videofluoroscopy (pediatric and adult)
  • Videostroboscopy
  • VitalStim® therapy for voice and swallowing disorders

Enhanced Services in Kingsley and Traverse City in Collaboration With Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation 

Better-than-ever specialized and coordinated care is what our patients can expect with our expanded collaboration with one of the largest and most comprehensive rehabilitation hospitals in the United States. Our health care team works closely with experts from Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation to enhance rehab services for our northern Michigan communities.

Our health care team includes physiatrists and physician assistants who provide integrated, coordinated, and high-quality rehabilitation. Their expertise includes complex medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

Our enhanced speech therapy services are available in Traverse City.

Learn More about Speech-Language Services

For more information about Munson Healthcare’s Speech-Language Pathology services, contact one of our team members at the following locations. Please click on a location below for more information and contact details.