Speech Therapy Services


Speech therapy is conducted by a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) who provides specialized services for pediatrics and adults. The field of speech pathology encompasses challenges patients may experience with communication, swallowing, voice and cognition.

All assessments and treatment plans are highly individualized for each patient, targeting goals that allow efficient and effective communication in multiple environments. Additionally, caregiver education and coaching is provided, when appropriate, in order to further support patient success outside of the treatment room.


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  • Speech Production: Difficulty producing speech, poor intelligibility of speech/slurred speech, or reduced fluency (stuttering)
  • Language Disorders: Difficulty understanding language, using language, changes with writing and reading, sharing thoughts or ideas
  • Swallowing/Feeding: Challenges with eating or drinking, picky eating, oral motor dysfunction
  • Voice: Changes in voice production such as reduced volume or hoarseness
  • Cognitive-Communication: Focusing on cognitive functions such as memory, attention, insight & judgment, organization, orientation, reasoning, problem-solving, and executive function; addressing how these impact activities of daily living and effective communication


There are a variety of specific conditions that may cause the above communication, swallowing, and voice challenges. These conditions can be present from birth (congenital) or acquired, from injuries such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, or a progressive neurological disease. Our SLP is trained to work closely with individuals with impairments following a stroke, those with dementia or other memory impairments, and swallowing difficulties.


Concussion Management: Our physical therapists and speech-language pathologist work together to identify your current needs related to your concussion. These may be physical or cognitive changes as a result of the injury. Due to our unique clinic environment, our goal is to quickly identify and improve your symptoms.

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SPEAKOUT!: A 4-week program for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease conducted by the SLP. The emphasis of this intensive program is on speaking with intent and converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. Through a series of speech, voice, and cognitive exercises, the patient can expect to experience a significant change in their communication status.


Choosing a rehabilitation provider can be overwhelming. Here at Westview, our speech therapy department is equipped to provide comprehensive services for both children and adults. Most importantly, the patient and family are involved in the therapeutic process and goals are designed to address what means the most to you. Whether you have difficulty swallowing and want to eat a hamburger or your child cannot say “Mom”, we are ready to achieve your goals with you!

Take the next step towards a healthier, more productive, work environment with a little help from Westview Health Care Center.


Your rehabilitation and recovery can be influenced by the environment in which you rehab, we hope you will join the thousands of people who have made Westview their first choice for rehabilitation and recovery.


Medicare, worker’s compensation, private pay and most insurance plans accepted.

For more information on Westview’s Occupational Health Services please contact Michael Panteleakos at
860-774-8574, ext. 143.


Do you have further questions? Wondering if speech therapy is right for you, a family member, or your child? Please feel free to contact our outpatient Speech-Language Pathologist, Nicole Masciarelli MS, CCC-SLP at 1-860-774-8574