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Speech Therapy

Speech therapy can help adults and children with speech, language and hearing disorders to communicate effectively. Speech therapy is often indicated in the course of recovery from an injury or disease, or from a laryngectomy. It can help people to overcome developmental challenges or speech impediments, including stuttering, apraxia, dysarthria and others.

Speech-therapy services include individual and group treatment. Group treatment provides patients with the opportunity to practice language skills and boost confidence in a nurturing environment.

Treatment for swallowing disorders

Our evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders includes the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation, which helps to strengthen the muscles used to swallow. Evaluations for swallow disorders include videofluoroscopic swallow evaluation and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallow (FEES).

Treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease

Our speech-language pathologists certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) can help patients with Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders to speak with confidence and clarity. Through intensive voice exercises, this method teaches patients to be aware of sensory feedback from their voice and increase the volume and variation of their speech.

Accent Reduction Program

The Accent Reduction Program helps foreign-born individuals improve their spoken English. Program participants receive an initial evaluation that assesses articulation, intelligibility, sound discrimination, vocal stress and intonation, plus overall English language usage. From this assessment, a speech language pathologist who is certified in foreign-accent reduction prepares a customized instruction program that includes practice of appropriate word stress and sentence intonation patterns, review of selected gramatical concepts, and instruction in sound discrimination and standard English pronounciation. Sessions are conducted on an individual or group basis. Participants also receive a CD/DVD program for home practice.

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

Connor Building
300 Biddle Ave.,
Newark, DE 19702 directions

Medical Arts Pavilion 2, Suite 1205
4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19713 directions

Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions

Concord Health Center
161 Wilmington-West Chester Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317 directions

Middletown Care Center
124 Sleepy Hollow
Middletown, DE 19709 directions

Delaware Health Sciences Alliance CarePages Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing

Christiana Care is a private not-for-profit regional health care system and relies in part on the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations to fulfill its mission. To learn more about how you can support our mission, please visit

Christiana Care Health System PO Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899 800-693-CARE