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Story last updated at 9:10 PM on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hospital introduces speech language pathologist

South Peninsula Hospital announces an expanded speech language pathology program in its Rehabilitation Department and introduces speech language pathologist Amy Lower.


Amy Lower

Lower is available for appointments to evaluate, diagnose and individually treat speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in individuals of all ages. She can assist children and adults to: articulate clearly; verbally express their needs and thoughts; comprehend conversations and written material; improve memory skills; enhance social communication; reduce voice and swallowing difficulties; and develop alternative communication systems.

She provides individual therapy for patients with autism, stroke recovery, brain injury, dementia, aphasia, cleft palate, stuttering, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.

Her special areas of interest include pediatric communication disorders, autism, stroke and brain injury rehabilitation, voice therapy and telehealth, according to a hospital press release.

Lower and her family recently relocated from northern California, where she was a speech language pathologist in the public school system.

Her credentials include: certified in Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association; licensed by the Alaska Speech-Language Pathology Board; certified as provider of the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment program; received her bachelor's degree from Indiana University; and received her master's degree from Portland State University.

For an appointment or more information, call the hospital's Rehabilitation Department at 235-0370.