Speech, Language and Swallowing Services

The certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologists at the UF Health Speech & Hearing Center – Shands Hospital provide comprehensive assessments and treatment to infants, preschool and school aged children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics with speech, language, cognition, and swallowing/feeding disorders.


Complete Speech, Language, Cognition, and Feeding/Swallowing Evaluations:

  • Comprehensive evaluations and assessments include formal and informal diagnostic testing in the areas of:  receptive and expressive language, articulation and speech production/intelligibility, speech fluency, traumatic brain injury (TBI), developmental delays, strokes, neurological communicative disorders, voice therapy, voice restoration after laryngectomy, and swallowing and feeding difficulties.
  • Impressions and recommendations are tailored specific to each individual patient’s needs for their work, home and school/educational environments.
  • Instrumental assessments, including:  Modified Barium Swallow studies, swallow endoscopy, and videostroboscopy are completed by fully licensed, certified and competent speech-language pathologists.

Intervention and Therapy:

  • Patients, caregivers and family members participate in the establishment of the Plan of Care for intervention.
  • Therapy is provided by licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologists.
  • Therapy and intervention are state-of-the-art and evidence based.
  • Patients can participate in research protocols, when appropriate and if available.

To schedule an appointment, please Call:

Phone: (352) 273-5871
Fax:  (352) 846-1565