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Speech-Language Pathology

Speech therapy focuses on the ability to understand the spoken word, as well as, the ability to use words to express oneself. It is mechanics of producing words, such as articulation, pitch, fluency, and volume.


Our speech therapist provides treatment for patients who have experienced or are experiencing any of the following:

  • Stroke (Aphasia)
  • Traumatic injury or accident
  • Speech and language delay or disorder
  • Cognitive-linguistic impairment
  • Swallowing problems and disorders (Dysphagia)
  • Stuttering
  • Assistive technology (AAC)
  • Apraxia
  • Parkinson’s Disease (LSVT LOUD certified)*

Whether it’s a patient dealing with the after-effects of a stroke, or a young child needing assistance in reaching language milestones, the speech therapist at Tomah Memorial Hospital will identify activities to strengthen areas of weakness and work one-on-one to help each patient achieve their communication goals.

Contact us direct at (608) 374-0330


*Tomah Memorial’s Parkinson’s support group meets the first Tuesday of each month to provide support for patients and family members, treatment options and social time.

Here’s our list of topics…

June 6 - Break Out Discussion Session

July 4- No meeting, Happy July 4th

Aug. 1-Break Out Discussion

Sept. 5- Fall Prevention with Erin Kaczmarwoski

Oct. 3- Break Out Discussion

Nov. 7- Caregiver Support and Break Out Discussion

Dec. 5- The Great Cookie Exchange Extravaganza

For more information, contact Tomah Memorial speech pathologist Kristen Gerke, MA, CCC\SLP at 608-374-6602, or hospital community outreach health educator Whitney Sanjari, CHES, CWWS, at 608-374-0211.