SMC Wellness Center

Shenandoah Medical Center
2 Jack Foster Drive
Shenandoah, Iowa 51601
(712) 246-7000

Addressing Speech and Auditory Issues

Professional therapists at the Shenandoah Medical Center offer you the full gamut of treatments and solutions for various speech and auditory-related disorders. Our licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist targets individuals, families and groups with a broad array of neurological and developmental conditions - ranging from articulation and vocal production issues to language barriers and swallowing disorders.

Language is our most human characteristic. It is essential to learning, working, and most importantly, facilitating family relationships and friendships that create love and joy in our lives.

All services are designed to deliver the basic human right of communication and facilitate the healthy benefits of social interaction. We work with patients of all ages, addressing a large scope of issues:

Speech and Language Development difficulties including specific sound production, aphasia, apraxia, stuttering and stammering, cognitive linguistic deficits, language delay, accent modification and voice disorders including paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction, as well as issues related to initial language development; autism, bilingualism, learning disabilities, including dyslexia, physical disabilities, hearing issues and cleft palates, and social interaction difficulties.

Speech and Language Disorders linked to additional health complications and disease, including cerebral palsy, stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, cancer, dementia, motor neuron disorders, neurological diseases, mental health issues and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Swallowing Issues - including feeding difficulties for babies, and issues impacting children and adults due to dehydration, weight loss, malnutrition and aspiration pneumonia.

For more information about speech therapy services available at Shenandoah Medical Center, contact the SMC Wellness Center at (712) 246-7000.