Loring Hospital

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy is a service provided at Loring Hospital. Our full-time speech pathologist, Ally Lenners, will evaluate and treat speech articulation, language, stuttering, voice, cognition and swallowing disorders. Our speech-language pathologist can provide a high degree of effective evaluation and treatment to improve the overall quality of your speech, language and/or swallowing opportunities.

Who should receive speech and swallowing rehabilitation therapy?

At Loring we offer a comprehensive range of speech and swallowing services for individuals from pediatrics through geriatrics. Evaluation and treatment services are available for:

  • Pediatric language disorders
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Neuromuscular speech disorders resulting from Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Lou Gehrig's Disease, and other conditions
  • Geriatric-related conditions including patient/family education and counseling for Alzheimer's Disease, dementia
  • Speech and language disorders
  • Other swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
  • Voice disorders
  • Articulation disorders
  • Stuttering/fluency

How long will speech & swallowing rehabilitation therapy take?

The speech-language or swallowing evaluation is completed on a one-on-one basis and can typically last for one hour. If treatment is recommended, follow up visits range from 45 -60 minutes in length. The duration and frequency of treatment ranges for each individual person and will be determined by the evaluating speech-language pathologist.

Call Loring Hospital's Rehabilitation Department for more information or to make an appointment, 712-662-6347.