It can be very frustrating to know what you would like to say but are unable to articulate your thoughts. Speech disorders prevent you from forming correct speech sounds, while language disorders affect your ability to learn words or understand what others are saying. However, both speech and language disorders can make it more difficult to express your thoughts and feelings to others.
Speech and language disorders can affect both adults and children and often lead to self-esteem issues and the development of depression. Early treatment can help prevent a speech and language disorder from worsening and often correct them.
Why Choose Weill Cornell Medicine for Speech Disorders?
Multidisciplinary care from leading experts: The speech experts at Weill Cornell Medicine use a personalized approach to treatment, focusing on supporting you with discussion, education and consistent follow-up care.
When you choose Weill Cornell Medicine, you have access to a network of doctors and specialists, which may include audiologists, laryngologists, facial nerve physical therapists and head and neck surgeons. If beneficial, your doctor will refer you to a different specialist at our leading institution, including neurology, physical therapy, oncology or other. Weill Cornell Medicine partners with NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the top hospital systems in New York City and the U.S.
Comprehensive care founded on cutting-edge research: Under our care, we provide a personalized treatment plan to improve your speech. We are passionate about helping our patients achieve optimum health and live full, vibrant lives.
Under our care, all treatment is based on the latest knowledge and highest standards, using the most advanced technology available.
Speech Conditions We Treat
The compassionate providers at Weill Cornell Medicine provide the highest-quality patient care, offering solutions tailored to each patient and utilizing the latest technological advancements.
Our speech-language pathology services include state-of-the-art diagnostic and rehabilitative services to help treat and manage those disorders that affect hearing, speech, language, voice or swallowing, including:
● Apraxia, a motor speech disorder that makes it hard to speak
● Dysarthria, a speech disorder caused by muscle weakness
● Aphasia, difficulty understanding, speaking, reading, or writing
● Oral and pharyngeal phase dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
● Resonance disorder, an opening or obstruction that changes the way air flows during speech
● Voice disorders
● Hearing loss
Treatment options: Our professional rehabilitation staff consists of licensed and ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists, experienced in a wide range of treatments for speech and language disorders in children and adults, including:
The Weill Cornell Medicine Hearing & Speech Center is renowned for professional voice treatment and our Clinical Voice Laboratory has been equipped with the most technologically advanced instrumentation available to provide dynamic, acoustic measurement of the voice.
Our Cochlear Implant Program provides skilled evaluation and management of hearing loss, including the most current technology, auditory speech and language therapy, auditory training and speech reading (also known as lip-reading) training.
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Meet Our Physicians
The physicians and specialists at the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery offer patients the highest level of safety and care. As a top-ranked academic medical center, you have access to our extensive network of specialists who provide seamless care throughout your treatment — to promote long-term physical and mental health.