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All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

Rehabilitation appointment information – Learn more

For the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have expanded and changed how we deliver care to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Depending on your medical needs, your appointments could take place in-person or by video. Existing ChristianaCare patients can request a virtual appointment by sending a message to “Rehabilitation Services Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy” on the ChristianaCare patient portal.

Before Your Appointment

Please complete the required health history information on the ChristianaCare patient portal. Any additional required paperwork will be emailed to you.

 

What to Expect from an In-Person Visit

When you come to see us, you will experience a welcoming environment that’s a little different.

Before your appointment, you will answer some COVID-19 screening questions through secured text messaging or at the door. Our team will let you know when you are cleared to come into the office.

Your support person can help you get into the office, but they should plan to wait in the car during your appointment. You should plan to wear a face mask throughout your appointment.

After your appointment, our team will assist you in getting back to your car.

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Rehabilitation Services

Speech Therapy

Communication keeps us connected, and practice builds confidence. ChristianaCare’s speech and language pathologists are uniquely prepared to help both children and adults overcome developmental vocal challenges or speech impairments caused by injury or disease. Our team is also skilled in helping patients regain the ability to eat, drink, chew and swallow.

Our highly skilled speech and language therapists will guide you through today’s most advanced, evidence-based therapies in state-of the-art facilities both within our hospitals, and in outpatient community locations convenient to where you live and work. Each impressively outfitted site features the latest, most proven diagnostic technology and equipment to help you rehabilitate safely and effectively. Most importantly, you’ll find partnering with our knowledgeable, compassionate and respectful speech and language therapists and our patient and family-centered approach to be highlights of your care experience.

Treatment for your diagnosis

  • Speech disorders such as apraxia and dysarthria.
  • Language disorders such as aphasia.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Neurological disorders.
  • Stroke.
  • Stuttering.
  • Swallowing disorders.
  • Traumatic brain injury.
  • Voice disorders such as paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction.
  • Concussion.


Specialized therapy for your needs

Our highly skilled speech and language pathologists employ state-of-the-art equipment to assess and treat voice and breathing for functional communication. Therapy may include recommendations for devices to assist you with communication, or teaching you techniques for speaking clearly. If you have swallowing difficulties, treatment may include exercises to strengthen your swallow muscles.

We offer a wide range of specialty services and treatment programs, including:

  • Accent reduction therapy.
  • Fiberoptic endoscopic swallowing evaluation.
  • Laryngectomy/head and neck cancer rehabilitation.
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation to treat swallowing disorders.
  • LSVT LOUD® for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders.
  • Pediatric rehabilitation.
  • Videofluoroscopic swallowing evaluation.
  • Videostroboscopy — the gold standard for diagnosing voice disorders. ChristianaCare is the only hospital in Delaware that offers this advanced technology.
  • Aerodynamic voice assessment.