Adult Speech and Language

What are adult speech and language problems?

Speech and language problems in adults may be related to stroke, head injury, neurological diseases, tumors, medications, dementia, mental disorders or other unknown causes. Challenges may include speaking, conversing, interacting, writing, reading, understanding, thinking and remembering.

What are the typical assessment procedures?

The speech-language pathologist (S-LP) will ask questions (of the client and/or caregiver) to collect information about the history of the problem. The individual will be asked to perform a number of tasks to check a variety of communication skills.

Our clinicians offer a wide variety of services based on client need. Services include:

  • Testing
  • Treatment
  • Client/caregiver training
  • Counseling and support

Who can be referred?

Any adult who has a communication problem or is at risk for a communication problem may be referred.

Who can refer?

A physician referral is required for inpatients. Self-referrals are accepted for outpatients.

Click here to download the NSHSC referral form.

Who should be contacted with the referral?

Referrals and questions may be directed to your local NSHSC site.