Speech Language Pathology

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Speech and language services at Moffitt Cancer Center are provided by professionals with advanced degrees and certificates of clinical competency. These practitioners assess, diagnose, treat and aid in the prevention of disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice and swallowing.

Although the Moffitt speech pathologists specialize in the treatment of these disorders secondary to cancer, they are also able to evaluate and treat patients with similar concerns that are not cancer related. The speech pathologists work closely with head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists and GI specialists both within the cancer center and throughout the community to develop a comprehensive individualized treatment plan for our patients.

Speech and Language Pathology can assist with:

  • Swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
    • Modified Barium Swallow studies
    • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow (FEES)
    • Clinical Swallow Evaluation
    • Pre-Radiation Clinical Swallow Evaluation and Education
    • Trismus Evaluation
  • Total laryngectomy evaluation and treatment
    • Laryngectomy pre- and post-operative consultations
    • Tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis (TEP) evaluation/change
    • Electrolarynx speech training
  • Voice evaluation and treatment
    • Videostroboscopy
    • Passy Muir speaking valve (PMV) assessment
    • Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) evaluation and treatment
    • Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT LOUD)®
    • Vocal cord paralysis evaluation
  • Speech evaluation and treatment
    • Aphasia
    • Dysarthria
    • Speech and language evaluation

Making an Appointment

To make an appointment or learn more about Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology at Moffitt, please contact us at rehab@moffitt.org or at 813-745-8449. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All individuals, regardless of where they were treated, may make an appointment with one of our specialists.

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