Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), also called speech therapists, are professionals who evaluate and treat a wide range of speech, language, cognitive, voice, and swallowing disorders. At Wake Forest Baptist Health, our dedicated team of SLPs provide an unmatched level of care to our patients and their families. They will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan so that you can resume daily activities and have a positive quality of life.

Our clinicians work with patients from pediatrics through geriatrics to offer expert-patient centered care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. They also work in several locations throughout the region to provide accessible state-of-the-art care to members of our community. 

At our Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders location in Winston-Salem, NC, we have a team of specialized SLPs who participate in a range of multidisciplinary clinics that serve patients with head and neck cancer/total laryngectomy, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, voice disorders, and upper airway conditions.

Our pediatric Speech-Language Pathology team works hand in hand with physicians in a variety of disciplines as part of the cochlear implant team, cleft and craniofacial team, augmentative alternative communication team, and KidsEat teams.

Conditions We Treat

  • Aphasia 
  • Apraxia of speech
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and associated communication problems
  • Chronic cough
  • Cognitive-linguistic disorders (problems with memory, attention, organization, problem-solving, reasoning, orientation and executive function)
  • Craniofacial disorders (cleft lip and palate)
  • Developmental speech, language and communication disorders
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysphagia (swallowing difficulty)
  • Laryngectomy
  • Listening and spoken language delays due to hearing loss
  • Paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder
  • Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
  • Stuttering/fluency disorders
  • Voice disorders

Speech-Language Pathology Treatment Services

  • Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Therapy
  • Pediatric Speech and language therapy
  • Pediatric Auditory-Verbal Therapy/Listening and Spoken Language therapy
  • Alternative & augmentative communication (AAC)
  • Adult Rehabilitative Speech and Language therapy
  • Chemoradiation Dysphagia Program
  • Cognitive-linguistic therapy
  • Laryngeal Control Therapy
  • Laryngectomy/TEP Management
  • Swallowing therapy
  • Voice therapy