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Speech pathologists at Moffitt

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, communication, cognitive, and swallowing disorders.  SLPs have a minimum of a master's degree as well as a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). 

The Speech Pathology Department at Moffitt provides various clinical services to both inpatients and outpatients, which include:

Swallowing Disorders and Treatment

  • Modified barium swallow study (MBS)
  • Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)
  • Clinical swallow evaluation
  • Pre-radiation swallowing evaluations and education
  • Preoperative head/neck free flap reconstruction swallowing evaluation and education
  • Trismus evaluation

Total Laryngectomy Evaluation and Treatment

  • Laryngectomy pre- and post-operative consultation
  • Tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis (TEP) changes and management
  • Electrolarynx training
  • Insufflation testing prior to secondary TEP puncture
  • Stoma manometry for TEP troubleshooting
  • Free-hands TEP education

Speech Evaluation and Treatment

  • Videostroboscopy evaluation
  • Voice evaluation and treatment
  • Behavioral and qualitative analysis of voice and resonance
  • Laryngeal function studies (i.e., acoustic testing)
  • Passy-Muir speaking valve (PMV) evaluation
  • Tracheostomy tube heat & moist exchanger (HME) evaluation
  • Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD)
  • Speech and language evaluation (e.g., aphasia, dysarthria)
  • Cognitive evaluation
  • Speak Out! from the Parkinson Voice Project

To make an appointment or learn more about the speech and language pathology and other cancer rehabilitation services available at Moffitt, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form online. We schedule patient appointments for Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the order must be received prior to your appointment.