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SLUCare Speech Language Pathology

Enhancing quality of life for patients with communication, cognition and swallowing disorders


SLUCare speech language pathologists are licensed, certified specialists who evaluate, diagnose and treat adults with speech, language, cognition, voice or swallowing difficulties. We collaborate with patients and their caregivers to develop a unique, individualized treatment plan. And together with other health care team members, we work to help patients achieve the highest level of function and to successfully participate in meaningful activities and interactions.

Seeing a speech language pathologist can be beneficial for many patients, especially those living with the effects of traumatic brain injury, stroke or CVA, cancer, or neurological diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson's disease. Our speech language pathologists incorporate the latest advances in care to help patients regain function or adapt to their condition. 

SLUCare speech language pathologists treat:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Chronic cough
  • Cognitive communication disorders
  • Slurred speech (dysarthria)
  • Language disorders (aphasia)
  • Larynx disorders
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
  • Throat disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Vocal cord dysfunction
  • Voice and upper airway disorders

SLUCare speech language pathology services include:

Affiliated Clinics

As part of an academic medical practice, our speech language pathologists work alongside other SLUCare experts in fields like otolaryngology, neurology, pulmonology, allergy, gastroenterology and geriatric medicine. Our team offers collaborative care through the following SLUCare Clinics.

ALS Clinic
Laryngology and Voice Disorders Clinic 
Head and Neck Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic 

Our Providers

Kailin Leisure, SLP 
Michelle Payne, SLP  

Our Locations

Center for Specialized Medicine
1225 South Grand - GL – Door 2
St. Louis, MO  63104-1016
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314-977-5110

SLUCare Otolaryngology West County
555 N. New Ballas Road, Suite 260
St. Louis, MO  63141
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314-977-6362