Voice and Swallow

The Division of Speech-Language Pathology is comprised of clinicians within the University of Kentucky Division of Communications Sciences and Disorders. These health care professionals are specialized in the evaluation and treatment of disorders related to speech and/or voice production, language comprehension, and swallowing. Special focus is given to rehabilitation for patients with the following conditions:

  • Problems with articulation, including stuttering
  • Communication difficulties associated with developmental delay, learning disabilities, cognitive impairment, and neurologic disorders 
  • Poor voice quality owing to vocal fold nodules, spasmodic dysphonia, and muscle-tension dysphonia 
  • Professional voice training exercises 
  • Vocal rehabilitation following head and neck surgery 
  • Post-laryngectomy communication, including tracheo-esophageal puncture (TEP) device fitting and replacement 
  • Management of chronic aspiration 

All division faculty are highly experienced and board certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CCC-SLP or CCC-A). Our practice locations include the Clinical Voice Center within the Kentucky Clinic and the Speech-Language Pathology suite within the Markey Cancer Center. Our facilities feature state-of-the-art laryngeal imaging and phonatory testing technology, and are conveniently located adjacent to the Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic and the Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Clinic.

To schedule an appointment with one of our clinicians, please the Voice Clinic (Kentucky Clinic) at 859-257-0143 or the Speech-Language Pathology Clinic (Markey Cancer Center) at 859-257-4488.