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Programs & Services


Speech Language Pathology - Adult

This service helps adults who have a speech, language, voice, or swallowing disorders.

Speech-language pathology is for adults with a physical, emotional, neurological, or developmental problem that makes it harder for them to communicate and/or affects how well they swallow. Speech-language pathology can help people with the issues listed below:

  • stroke/head injury
  • dementia
  • neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease
  • developmental delays
  • other neurological / degenerative diseases such as ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • people who use their voice professionally (like teachers and lawyers)

The speech-language pathologist assesses the person to learn if they will benefit from treatment.

Treatment may include learning to:

  • make sounds correctly / reduce stuttering
  • understand and speak language more completely
  • use the voice in a healthier way
  • learn another way to communicate (through a communication board or other device)
  • learn ways to make swallowing easier to prevent food from entering the airway or choking
  • read or write after damage to the brain

The service also teaches learning strategies to help improve:

  • thinking skills around communication (like memory, problem solving, and verbal reasoning)
  • word finding

Contact Details

Milk River Health Centre

Address
517 Centre Avenue
Milk River, Alberta
T0K 1M0
Telephone
403-388-6182
Fax
403-388-6096
Getting There

Community Handi-Bus available

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
speech-language pathologist assistants, speech-language pathologists (SLPs)
Wait Times

There is no wait time for inpatient services. The wait time for outpatient services varies depending on the demand.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations