Communicating our needs, ideas and feelings is the most complex of human behaviors, a process that can be affected by genetic syndromes, developmental delay, disease or injury. At Michigan Medicine, Speech-Language Pathologists assess and treat adult and children who experience difficulty with communication. They also assess and treat who are experiencing difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), as some of the structures that enable us to swallow are also involved in speech. Each member of this department is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), maintaining the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence.
Our Speech-Language Pathologists collaborate with many patient care teams throughout the Health System to advance patient treatment, education and clinical research in the areas of communication and feeding/swallowing. We are glad to offer services at West Ann Arbor Health Center – Parkland Plaza, bringing care closer to home for our local patients.