Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy

Southwest Memorial Hospital
Rehabilitation Department

Kevin Keith

1311 N. Mildred Road,
Cortez, CO

Speech Therapy is a rehabilitative health profession dedicated to facilitating and restoring a previously functioning communication system.

Speech therapists work with patients of all ages who have difficulty communicating. Cognitive skills such as orientation, memory, problem solving, judgment and attention are also addressed. Voice training, social communication skills (pragmatics) as well as training and using adaptive communicative devices are tailored to individual needs. Swallowing problems (dysphagia) are assessed and treated by use of x-ray (video flouroscopy) and individually designed swallow programs (swallow guidelines and exercises).

Speech therapists, also known as Speech Language Pathologists, complete a Masters program in communicative disorders and complete a nine month internship under the direction of a certified speech language pathologist.

Department Hours and Scheduling

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Appointments: 970-564-2460

The Speech Therapy department is under the direction of Jodi Harris, PT, WCC, CWS. She can be reached at 970-564-2465.