Inpatient Services


Whether a patient is in an Intensive Care Unit or a regular acute care floor, our speech-language pathologists are available to meet a variety of needs during a stay at Henry Ford Hospital. Our inpatient services include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of language/cognitive impairments as a result of stroke, closed head injury, brain surgery or dementia
  • Voice restoration for individuals with tracheostomy with or without ventilator dependence
  • Leak Speech
  • Passy-Muir Inc. Speaking Valve
  • Dysphagia
    • Clinical bedside swallowing evaluation
    • Videofluoroscopic swallowing studies with Radiology
    • Modified Evan’s blue dye swallowing screening for patients with tracheostomy tubes
  • Education and counseling of communication and/or swallowing skills to patients and family members

Helpful links:

Alzheimer's Disease
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Speech/Language Disorders
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Brain Injury
National Aphasia Association of America
Parkinson's Disease
Passy Muir

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