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Hattiesburg Clinic

Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology at Hattiesburg Clinic works to assess, diagnose and treat disorders related to speech, language, communication and swallowing.

Speech-Language Pathology

The services we offer provide treatment for patients with speech fluency problems, difficulty producing speech sounds, problems understanding and producing language, those with cognitive communication impairments and swallowing difficulties.

Speech-language disorders can make it difficult to enjoy life. If you or your child is suffering from a speech-language disorder, we have a variety of treatment options available to fit your needs.


  • Dysphagia – Patients with dysphagia have difficulty swallowing and may experience pain while swallowing, making it difficult to eat. Dysphagia is caused by weak muscles in the mouth and throat and is often a result of a stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Aphasia – Aphasia causes patients to have difficulty reading, speaking, listening and writing. Aphasia is caused by damage to parts of the brain that are responsible for language.
  • Apraxia – Patients with apraxia have difficulty speaking what he/she wants to speak. Apraxia can occur in two forms. Patients can be born with the disorder or it can develop from a stroke or head injury.
  • Dysarthria – Patients with dysarthria may have slurred speech, a slow or rapid rate of speech, abnormal rhythm when speaking or difficulty chewing and swallowing. Dysarthria can develop from a stroke or head injury.
  • Stuttering – Stuttering is a communication disorder that causes difficulty in fluency of speech. This includes involuntary repetitions of words, parts of words or sounds. Stuttering is also referred to as stammering.
  • Dementia – Dementia is related to memory loss. A speech-language pathologist can help patients with dementia by using strategies to help preserve communications and cognitive function.


  • Therapy for adults and children who stutter.
  • Consultation and therapy for speech and language development for children of all ages.
  • Therapy for patients who have difficulty communicating or swallowing.



(601) 579-3310


1605 South 28th Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS 39401


Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.