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Adult Speech and Language Services

Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center offers comprehensive Speech and Language Services for adults after illness or injury. We diagnose and treat speech, language, cognitive, stuttering and swallowing disorders. These may result from injuries or illness, including brain injury, stroke, cancers or diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We also offer support in the form of counseling, education and training to help you and your family as you navigate treatment.

Conditions We Treat

  • Aphonia
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Disorders resulting from neurological conditions
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Fluency disorders
  • Post-operative laryngectomy

Why Choose Adult Speech and Language Services at Vanderbilt

  • diploma, award, ribbon, Recognized care, quality
    Recognized care

    Vanderbilt is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by leading authorities on health care quality. People from throughout the Southeast and across the country rely on us for the best and most innovative care possible. 

  • medical chart, clipboard, cross, Knowledge and experience
    Knowledge and experience

    More than 15 speech-language pathologists are available to take care of your speech and language needs. Each has post-graduate training in their areas of specialization, ensuring that you are taken care of by the best.

  • health, circle, cross, Comprehensive care
    Comprehensive care

    Our team offers a wide range of services, including speech evaluations; alternative communication; feeding and swallowing treatments; therapies for stuttering; and counseling.

  • electronic medical record, folder, cross, Unique services
    Unique services

    Our stuttering program includes one of only a few Toastmasters clubs in the world for adults who stutter.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • Clinical bedside swallow assessment
  • Clinical swallow assessment
  • Cognitive/communication evaluation
  • Counseling and advice
  • Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)
  • Modified barium swallow studies (MBS)
  • Post-operative laryngectomy evaluation


1215 21st Avenue South, Suite 9211
Nashville, TN 37232