Speech-Language Disorders Secondary to Neurologic Disorders and Disease

The evaluation of neurologic speech-language impairments is completed utilizing both standardized and informal diagnostic tests. The nature of the tests administered depends on the specific deficits of the individual patient. Disorders targeted for assessment include Aphasia, Apraxia, Dysarthria, and deficits pertaining to Higher-level Language/Cognition. Results of these evaluations assist the clinician in targeting functional goals for treatment. The patient and the clinician work in cooperation to develop an individualized plan of care appropriate to the patients needs. The patients family members are also involved, as indicated, in treatment planning. 

For additional information contact Kim Hobart at kzimmerm@uic.edu or Caroline Deskin at cdeskin@uic.edu or call 312-996-6520.