Speech Therapy Services

Speech Therapy Services

Speech-language pathologists at CHI St. Alexius Health evaluate and treat patients of all ages (infant through geriatrics) to address speech, language, cognitive, voice and/or swallowing difficulties. We serve both inpatients and outpatients at the medical center.

Our therapists are highly trained professionals who have received master’s degrees in Communication Disorders. Additionally they have obtained a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

CHI St. Alexius Health Speech-Language Pathologists have additional training in the following areas:

  • Autism Certification
  • Beckman Oral Motor Exercises
  • Braintrain computer program for cognitive functioning
  • Myofascial Release
  • Pediatric Feeding
  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
  • PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets)
  • Tongue Thrust
  • Videoflouroscopy (swallow evaluation)
  • Voice Evaluation and Treatment, including Videostroboscopy (flexible & rigid)
  • Lee Silverman Voice Training Program (LSVT)

Common Diagnoses and Populations Served:

  • Autism
  • Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Developmental Delay
  • Premature Birth
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Laryngectomy

Speech Therapy PediatricPediatric Free Screenings
CHI St. Alexius Health offers free screenings by appointment for children 0-13 years old. A typical screening session lasts about 20 minutes. The purpose of the screening is not to diagnose a disorder, but identify areas of concern and the potential need for evaluation. Contact Rehabilitation Services at (701) 530-8200 at least 2 days in advance of when you would like your child to be screened. If a formal evaluation is recommended, please contact your insurance provider for information regarding your benefits and coverage.