Patients with psychiatric diagnoses may have difficulty with receptive or expressive communication or use of social language. As part of the residential programming within the Division of Psychiatry, speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat speech and language disorders and facilitate communication skills related to patients’ psychiatric treatment.
Initially, each patient receives a comprehensive communication evaluation. If significant speech and language deficits are identified, individual therapy sessions are provided to target specific areas of speech or language weakness.
Communication group is provided for all patients one day a week to address communication skills and social language use. Groups may focus on developing language skills to meet the emotional and social needs of the patient. Groups may also focus on increasing communication skills required for children and adolescents to function appropriately in the community.
Recommendations are provided at discharge if additional speech and language services are indicated.
For more information about the Division of Speech Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s, contact 513-636-4341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org