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Treatment and Therapies • Speech and Language Therapy

At Northwest Community Hospital, our highly trained and licensed staff of speech-language pathologists concentrate on restoring your ability to communicate through the development and improvement of speaking, listening, thinking, reading, writing, problem-solving, and organizing and sequencing skills.

Speech and language therapy services include:

  • Swallowing evaluations, including videofluoroscopic swallow studies and swallowing rehabilitation services
  • Voice rehabilitation and strengthening
  • Rehabilitation programs for patients with stroke, mental status changes, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury, ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease and other neurological conditions
  • Services for patients having trouble speaking intelligibly or understanding, finding or forming words

Specialized speech and language therapy programs

  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment® focuses on helping patients with Parkinson’s disease maintain their ability to communicate.
  • VitalStim NMES swallowing treatment
  • Accent modification helps adults who are not native English speakers reduce the differences in their speech and intonation patterns.
  • Brain Waves: A Stroke Support Group—Please join us for our community stroke support meeting for patients and caregivers. Depression is a common aftereffect of stroke and you don’t have to go it alone.  Brain Waves is a stroke support group that meets on the third Thursday of the month from 2 - 3:30 pm at the 901 Kirchoff building on the NCH main campus. Every month, the program includes a meet-and-greet, a guest speaker and light refreshments. The program is free of charge but advance registration is required. You may register online or by calling HealthConnection at 847.618.4YOU (4968).

Speech and language therapy locations

Speech Therapy Services          
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment®          
VitalStim NMES Swallowing Treatment            
Stroke support group            

AH—NCH Physical Rehabilitation Services
1590 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

KC—Kirchoff Center
901 W. Kirchoff Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

RM—Rolling Meadows NCH Outpatient Center
3300 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Get the rehabilitation you need through our advanced, hospital-based Physical Rehabilitation Services program. For more information, call 847.618.3550. A physician’s order is required to schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 847.618.3700.

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Last Updated 04/10/2009