Speech-Language Pathology Services
200 Westage Business Center Drive
Fishkill, NY 12524
Phone: (845) 483-6381
Fax: (845) 483-6036
Monday through Friday
8am to 4:30pm
Our Speech-Language Pathologists offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders. Services are provided to children and adults for:
- Voice problems (strained or hoarse voice)
- Delayed speech or language development
- Difficulty saying particular sounds
- Communication problems due to stroke, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, radiation treatments or neurological diseases
All of our staff is New York State licensed and certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.
At Vassar Brothers Medical Center, our highly experienced and skilled team of speech-language pathologists excels in evaluating and treating communication and swallowing disorders. We are state licensed and nationally certified professionals who treat inpatients and outpatients, babies, children and adults. We also work with homebound patients and residents of several area nursing homes. All these talents are dedicated to provide you or your loved one with excellent care.
We offer these services for the following conditions:
Stroke or other Neurological Conditions
A stroke can impact communication in a number of ways including the ability to understand directions, to quickly or accurately recall names, or to create sentences. Often, speech can become slurred for a person who has had a stroke. Neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's Disease can also make it difficult to speak loudly and clearly.
In addition to working directly with the patient, every effort is made to involve spouses and other caregivers into the therapy program, since their lives are also impacted by the patient's communication difficulties.
A hoarse, strained voice can be the result of a chronic cold, allergies or intense demands on the voice. People whose jobs involve loud or frequent talking, such as teachers, coaches and hairdressers, may be referred for voice therapy by their ear, nose and throat (ENT) physicians.
Voice therapy involves instructing patients in exercises to improve how the voice sounds without putting excess strain on their vocal cords.
Any condition or disease that makes chewing or breathing difficult or that makes tongue movements slow or awkward can impact swallowing. We treat adults as well as premature babies and children with cerebral palsy.
At Vassar Brothers Medical Center, we use the latest radiological and fiberoptic technology to determine the nature of a specific patient's swallowing concern and to effectively address his or her swallowing safety and comfort.
Swallowing and Speech Difficulty due to treatments for Head, Neck and Throat Cancer
We work in concert with oncology specialists to provide highly specialized services to patients who have undergone surgery and/or radiation treatment to their mouth and throat. Patients who have had their vocal cords removed also benefit from our voice restoration program. We are the only regional providers of voice prosthesic fitting and training for patients with tracheo-esophageal punctures (TEP).
Services for Children
We offer traditional speech therapy that addresses a child's ability to pronounce sounds and words as well as his or her ability to effectively use language to express ideas. Our speech-language pathologists are also specialists in working with NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) premature babies and babies born with cleft lips and palates to address their feeding concerns.
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call (845) 483-6381. Our fax number is (845) 483-6036.