How we can help

Working with the full range of human communication and conditions, speech-language pathologists:

  • Evaluate and diagnose speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders.
  • Treat speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly.

Swallowing Evaluations

Through a cooperative effort of Adirondack Health's Medical Imaging and Rehabilitation Departments, we offer comprehensive swallowing evaluation services for inpatients and outpatients.

You may benefit from our help if you experience:

  • Pain while swallowing
  • Difficulty eating and swallowing
  • Inadequate nutrition
  • Coughing, choking or gagging while eating
  • Trouble eating certain foods or liquids

Swallow studies allow us to look at your throat with X-ray equipment as you swallow. The test is done in the Medical Imaging Department, with the speech pathologist and radiologist working together. Professional swallowing evaluation and treatment is available with a doctor's referral.