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Speech Therapy

The Speech Language Pathologists (also called Speech Therapists) at FCMC provide therapy for children and adults whose ability to communicate or swallow may have been affected by injury or illness. We pride ourselves in providing the most current and evidence driven treatment for individuals with communication impairments, cognitive-communication, swallowing, or voice limitations. Our skilled Speech-Language Pathologists provide the best care for your needs while remaining aware of the sensitivity that some of us feel regarding these issues.

We work with patients to help them achieve their goals for therapy. Contact us today, 717‐485‐6108, to make an appointment with one of our Speech Therapists.

Common conditions treated:

Speech sound and language disorders in children
Brain injury and stroke
Head and Neck Cancer
Swallowing disorders (dysphagia) in adults
Cognitive and communication disorders (e.g., difficulties with thinking, memory)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Language disorders (e.g., aphasia, word-finding)
Other neurological conditions/changes (e.g., Parkinson’s disease, ALS, Dementia)
Voice disorders
Dysarthria in adults and children (e.g., slurring of words)

Speech Therapy Specializations at FCMC:

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD®)

Temma Border, MS, CF-SLP (Certified Clinician)

Julianna Wert MS, CCC-SLP (Certified Clinician)

At FCMC, we are proud to offer the LSVT LOUD program. This specialized speech therapy treatment approach is used to help those with Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions. This program helps improve voice quality by focusing on activity of the specific muscles required for speech. Please use the link below to review the LSVT LOUD program in detail.

Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBSS)

MBSSs (also known as a “video swallow study”) are available through outpatient services when ordered by your physician. The purpose of this study is to identify the cause of difficulty or impairments related to swallowing. Your study at FCMC will be completed in the radiology department, with the radiologist and Speech-Language Pathologist present. Once the study is complete, the SLP will use that information in developing your continued treatment plan.

For more information about how a Speech Language Pathologist could help you and/or your family, call us at 717-485-6108 or visit to learn more.

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