Departments and Services

Speech Language Pathology Services

About 15% of Americans have dyslexia, a learning disability that makes it difficult to read, write, and spell, no matter how hard the person tries or how intelligent he or she is.


Roosevelt General Hospital & Clinics has partnered up with Eastern New Mexico University with specially trained Speech Language Pathologist to give your family the best treatment in Speech Therapy. Services are located outside of the hospital campus across from Physical Therapy & Rehab Services at a separate location.

Listed below are disorders which can be diagnosed and treated at RGH Speech-Language Pathology Services.

Speech Disorders

  • Articulation: Difficulty pronouncing sounds or words
  • Apraxia: Difficulty planning and coordinating the movements needed to make speech sounds
  • Fluency: Difficulty with fluent expression of speech including stuttering
  • Voice: Problems with the way the voice sounds, such as hoarseness

Language Disorders

These disorders may be caused by developmental delays, learning disabilities, or aphasia due to a stroke or brain injury.

  • Receptive Language: Difficulty understanding language
  • Expressive Language: Difficulty using language

Other Disorders

  • Oral-Motor Disorders:Weak tongue and/or lip muscles
  • Swallowing/Feeding Disorders: Difficulty chewing and/or swallowing
  • Accent/Dialect Reduction: Individuals who do not speak English as their native language or who have learned language in an area of the United States with a strong regional dialect may wish to reduce the accent/dialect pattern in their speech
  • Cognitive Communication: Difficulty with any aspect of communication that is negatively affected or disrupted by cognition and may include difficulties with attention, perception, memory, organization, and executive functioning skills

Training Services

  • CAPD/LPD Training: Learn to process auditory and/or linguistic input
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication Training: Learn to use assisted technology to communicate
  • Social Skills Training: Difficulty interacting and communicating with others including verbal and non-verbal challenge that interfere with educational progress, professional development, and positive relationships

What does a SLP do?

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) play a critical and direct role in the development of literacy in children and adolescents and in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of written language disorders, including dyslexia, reading comprehension, and overcoming difficulties related to spelling, composition, and written language.

If your child has difficulty with speech, it means they struggle with the “how-to” of talking—the coordination of the muscles and movements required to generate speech. If your child has trouble with language, it means they struggle with understanding what they hear or see. Your child may struggle to find the correct words to communicate a message or maintain a conversation.

Also, SLPs evaluate and treat children and adults who have difficulty swallowing food or liquid. An SLP can assist in identifying what part of the swallowing process is making it challenging for your child to eat (i.e., chewing, manipulating food with the tongue, coordinating mouth and throat structures and muscles, breathing appropriately while eating).

Kids learn the most when they are involved in interactive conversation and play. Reading books, singing, playing word games, and simply talking to toddlers builds their vocabulary and teaches listening skills.

RGH & ENMU Speech Language Pathology Services
1414 S Ave O
Portales NM 88130
(575) 309-3434

For more information about Speech Therapy, please send an email to


Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED