Welcome to the web pages for Speech-Language Pathology, University of Michigan Health System.
A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) evaluates and treats children and adults who are experiencing difficulty with communication (speech, voice, language, resonance, cognitive-communication or social communication) or specific types of swallowing problems (oral-pharyngeal dysphagia).
Communicating our needs, ideas and feelings is the most complex of human behaviors, a process that can be affected by congenital syndromes, developmental delay, disease, injury or alterations in the speech structures At the UMHS, the SLP staff is committed to excellence in three distinct areas: patient care, education and clinical research. This web site will direct you to information about SLP at UMHS, including the clinics we participate in as well as information about educational offerings. Related links, including the American Speech Language and Hearing Association's website, host a variety of information regarding speech, language and swallowing skills, including a description of typical speech-language development in children.
For the past 30 years, Speech-Language Pathology at the UMHS has been a leader in advancing diagnostic and treatment protocols for children and adults experiencing communication and/or swallowing difficulties. Whether participating in NIH grants, teaching courses at local universities and national conferences or evaluating a new treatment method, our certified Speech-Language Pathologists have one central goal: to work closely with patients and families to improve quality of life through enhanced communication and swallowing skills.
Enjoy our Web site and do not hesitate to contact us.
Elaine Ledwon-Robinson M.S. CCC
Board-Certified, Neurologic Communication Disorders, Adult and Pediatric Director, Speech-Language Pathology