Speech-Language and Swallowing Therapy Services
Holy Cross Hospital began providing evaluation and treatment for communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders for both inpatients and outpatients in 1990.
Kristen Torres, our Speech-Language Pathologist, holds a license from the State of New Mexico and is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She has over 25 years of experience working in rehabilitation.
Services are referral based and offered for pediatrics (5 years) through geriatrics. All patients begin with a basic assessment and evaluation from which a treatment plan is formed.
Evaluation and treatment services are available for anything that affects communication, verbal and cognitive/memory skills or ability to swallow safely and normally. Such problems occur often in relation to the following diagnoses:
- Age Related generalized weakness
- Voice disorders
- Post concussive disorders/head injury
- Swallowing disorders
- GERD/reflux disease
- Aspiration Pneumonia
For more information call 575-751-5740