Speech Pathology


Per the Kentucky Department of Public Health, please adhere to these requirements when entering our facility to ensure patient safety and reduce the risk of potential exposure and spread of COVID-19:

  • You must wear a mask before entering. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.
  • Only patients receiving care may enter. Patients that require assistance (e.g. pediatric, etc.) will be permitted to be accompanied by one adult. All other visitors are asked to wait in their car. No one will be permitted to wait in lobbies, waiting areas, etc. 




The Speech Pathology Department at Rockcastle Regional provides services for individuals across the life span with speech, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders. The department provides a full range of services under ASHA certified speech pathologists including evaluation and diagnosing, as well as treatment and education. Services are provided through acute care, the respiratory care unit, and in the outpatient clinic.

The Speech Pathology Department is dedicated to providing quality services with a focus on establishing or restoring communication, cognition, feeding, and swallowing. Staff obtains ongoing education to ascertain that treatment is supported by scientific evidence. Our facility supports a multidisciplinary approach in all settings.

Services include assessment and treatment for:

  • Speech production and comprehension
  • Voice disorders
  • Swallowing and/or feeding disorders (includes modified barium swallow)
  • Delayed speech and language
  • Stuttering
  • Memory
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia and/or dysarthria
  • Augmentative communication system (training)

Referrals to the speech-language pathology program may be made by parents, spouses, affected individuals, nursing staff, and/or physicians; however, a written physician's order must be attained for the evaluation and treatment process to begin.


For more information regarding speech-language pathology services at Rockcastle Regional Hospital or for referrals, please contact us at (606) 256-7763. Our hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.