Speech Therapy at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Speech language therapist talking to patient.If you’re an adult having trouble with swallowing, speaking, listening, reading, writing, and/or thinking, you may benefit from working with one of our speech language pathologists (SLPs) here at Silver Cross Hospital. We offer speech language assessment and treatment on our acute medical floors, inpatient rehabilitation unit and outpatient clinic. We work with our patients and educate families about their unique concerns and how speech therapy may improve their overall abilities.

What is Speech Language Therapy?

Speech Language Therapy provides evaluation, treatment, support and care for individuals experiencing difficulties with communication, cognition and/or with swallowing.

Are you or someone you know experiencing difficulty with:

  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Problems speaking or understanding language
  • Cognition or communication impairments, such as attention, memory, problem solving, planning, organizing, and more
  • Voice disorders, such as hoarseness, breathiness or decreased pitch
  • Producing speech sounds accurately or clearly

Areas of Specialty

Common diagnoses of individuals who receive Speech-Language Therapy services (evaluation and treatment is not limited to individuals with these diagnoses):

  • Head Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Progressive Primary Aphasia
  • Stroke
  • Swallowing Impairment
  • Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Study (VFSS)
  • VitalStim
  • Voice Disorder

How to Get Treatment

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross care is available nearby offering convenient scheduling hours including evenings. For more information or to schedule an appointment with a physician’s order, contact the Silver Cross location closest to you.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a physician’s order, call (815) 300-7110.


Silver Cross Hospital
Pavilion A
1890 Silver Cross Blvd.
New Lenox, IL 60451
Phone (815) 300-7110
Fax (815) 300-4841

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.