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Rehabilitation​ Adult Speech-Language Pathology Services
adult speech-language pathology

Adult Speech-Language Pathology Services

SSM Health provides Adult Speech-Language Pathology services to those who suffer from communication impairments or issues swalling due to a medical event or condition. Services are offered at both of our Southern Illinois hospitals - ​SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon and SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Centralia.

​​​​Did You Know...

  • 780,000 Americans suffer a stroke every year.
  • Roughly 15 million Americans have some degree of difficulty with swallowing.
  • 8-12 individuals per 1,000 have severe communication impairments that
  • require augmentative/alternative communication methods.
  • Estimated new head & neck cancer cases in the U.S. for 2011 is as high as 61,740.
  • About 1 percent of the population worldwide stutters. That’s more than 3 million Americans.
  • About 5,600 people are diagnosed with ALS each year; about 15 people per day.
  • About 270,000 Americans suffer a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury each year.

Conditions We Treat:

  • Strokes
  • Head & Neck Cancers
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Dysfluency
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Voice Disorders
  • Cognition/Problem Solving Difficulties
  • Augmentative Communication

Schedule An Appointment

Centralia

Randi Dinkelman, MS, CCC-SLP
618-436-8626​

Mt. Vernon

Katelyn Lewis, MS, CCC-SLP
618-899-2422
    Hours:
  • Monday        8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday        8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday  8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday      8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday ?         8 am - 4:30 pm