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Speech & Language Therapy

Speech-language pathologists at Ballad Health help your loved one talk, think and swallow better. Count on us to teach skills needed to communicate, build relationships and get enough nutrition, so your family can enjoy a better quality of life.

Team up with friendly speech and language therapists at locations near you throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. You’ll get care you need to reach your potential.

Conditions we treat

Your loved one may benefit from speech therapy if he or she has:

  • Aphasia – Loss of speech or language skills after a stroke or head injury
  • Articulation disorder – Problems pronouncing certain sounds or words
  • Delayed language – Starting to speak and understand words later than most children
  • Dysphagia – Trouble swallowing
  • Stuttering – Repeating the start of a word several times
  • Voice disorders – Speaking too loudly or softly or sounding strange

How speech therapy helps

Depending on your loved one’s age and abilities, a speech therapist may:

  • Order a modified barium swallow study to see how well he or she swallows
  • Show how to more easily swallow, sometimes using VitalStim therapy (gentle electrical stimulation on the neck)
  • Teach basic language and speech skills and voice control
  • Talk with your family about how to help your loved one do better at school, at work and with friends
  • Explain how to prevent speech and language disorders

Well-rounded care

Your loved one might have trouble speaking or swallowing because of another condition, such as stroke, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, a mental disability or a traumatic brain injury.

That’s why our care team might include not only a speech therapist, but also a:

  • Neurologist – Doctor who treats the brain and nervous system
  • Psychiatrist – Doctor who treats mental illness
  • Primary care provider – Your family member’s main medical caregiver

 

Speech & Language Therapy Locations

1996 W State Street
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 844-6111
36.5945296
-82.20551709999999
401 Scenic Dr.
Rogersville, TN 37857
(423) 272-7261
36.4006318
-83.013612699999996
2204 Pavilion Drive
Suite 115
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 857-6777
36.5537635
-82.514763
1404 Tusculum Blvd.
Medical Office Building 3, Suite 1200
Greeneville, TN 37745
(423) 636-5400
36.1727171
-82.7918008
1980 Holton Ave.
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
(276) 523-8740
36.8771178
-82.7558987
295 Wharton Lane
Norton, VA 24273
(276) 679-7408
36.9381242
-82.61005830000001
1490 Park Ave. NW
Suite 1
Norton, VA 24273
(276) 439-1450
36.9314592
-82.6434237
445 Porterfield Highway
Suite B
Abingdon, VA 24210
(276) 623-0153
36.709302
-81.99776900000001
2428 Knob Creek Road
Suite 201
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 262-4485
36.3434848
-82.3989979
1 Health Way
Marion, VA 24354
(276) 378-1840
36.8539732
-81.5076071
1497 W. Elk Ave.
Suite 12
Elizabethton, TN 37643
(423) 542-7460
36.3460073
-82.247874