200 Groton Road, Ayer, MA 01432 978-784-9000
The ability to communicate is our most human characteristic. Human communication is essential to learning, working and social interaction. Impaired communication can affect every aspect of a person’s life. Communications disorders do not have age barriers. They can happen to anyone at any time. Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s department of speech-language pathology is able to evaluate patients of all ages on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Our speech-language pathologists will help identify and treat many types of speech and language disorders including stuttering or swallowing, and those that are a result of stroke, developmental delay, laryngectomy, or cleft palate. Following a thorough diagnostic evaluation, a specialized treatment program will be developed specifically for you. The speech-language pathologist will then work personally with each patient and family to achieve better communication.
A speech-language pathologist is a professional educated in the study of human communication, its development and its disorders. By evaluating the speech and language skills of children and adults, the speech-language pathologist determines if communication problems exist and decides the best way to treat these problems.
Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to meet the highest qualifications of the profession, the speech-language pathologist works closely with each patient to achieve better communication. In today’s world, such a critical skill deserves personal, professional attention.
An evaluation is probably needed if you answer yes to any of these questions:
Communication disorders diagnosed and treated may include the following:
Referrals to for speech require a prescription from a physician, along with insurance authorization or referral, as required by the health care insurance.
For an appointment and/or further information about our services, please call the speech-language pathology department at 978-784-9350.
Speech-language Pathology Department
Nashoba Valley Medical Center