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Speech-Language Pathology: Speech Therapy

Speech therapy programs

Gwinnett Medical Center’s Speech Pathology program is offered on our Lawrenceville and Duluth campuses, with services and procedures for individuals diagnosed with voice disorders. Our staff of highly-trained speech-language pathologists are available to evaluate and treat individuals with such wide-ranging diagnoses as:

  • Nodules
  • Polyps
  • Cysts
  • Vocal fold paresis or paralysis
  • Vocal fold atrophy
  • Granulomas
  • Vocal fold scarring
  • Papilloma
  • Muscle tension dysphonia
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Neurogenic voice disorders
  • Paradoxical vocal fold movement (PVFM)

Speech pathology treatment approach

Our voice clinicians develop a comprehensive plan of care for each patient and work closely with the referring otolaryngologist and other professionals as needed to provide a team approach to treatment.

Voice evaluation and treatment may include:

  • Laryngeal imaging with videostroboscopy
  • Voice assessment, including acoustic analysis
  • Individualized voice therapy
  • Voice therapy for professional voice users, including singers and actors

Voice treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease

Gwinnett Medical Center has speech pathologists who are certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), a therapy technique that has been shown to be effective in improving voice and articulation in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Important: Voice evaluation and treatment requires a referral from an otolaryngologist. Services are available in Duluth and Lawrenceville.

For more information or to make a referral, please contact:

For more information about voice and swallowing services at GMC, contact Eva Lukkonen at 678-312-2564 or elukkonen@gwinnettmedicalcenter.org.