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.

We are proud to provide outpatient and in-patient speech therapy services and accept a variety of payment sources.

RGH Speech Therapy Clinic provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services on campus or via malpractice to clients with hearing impairments, deafness, autism spectrum disorders, language and literacy disabilities, learning disabilities, cognitive impairments, and developmental delays, as well as those who have suffered a brain injury, stroke or other acquired progressive neurological disorders such as Parkinson's.

We also provide services to those who stutter, for those who have difficulty pronouncing words, for clients who are having trouble with their voice, for clients who have been affected by cleft lip or palate, and for those with hearing impairments or cochlear implants.

In addition, we have aphasia and social skills support groups, as well as an augmentative and alternative communication lab, a speech science lab, and a scoping lab for endoscopic and stroboscopic assessment of voice, swallowing, and resonance.

Our speech-language services include diagnosis and treatment of the following disorders and difficulties:

Difficulty pronouncing sounds or words due to apraxia, dysarthria, structural/anatomical differences, traditional/phonological delays or disorders, and/or other etiologies.

Receptive/Expressive Language
Difficulty understanding and using language due to developmental delays, learning disabilities, or aphasia due to a stroke or brain injury.

Difficulty with reading, including dyslexia, reading comprehension, and difficulties relating to spelling, composition, and written language.

Difficulty chewing or swallowing due to developmental delays, structural/anatomical differences, or following a stroke or accident.

Parkinson’s Voice Project SPEAK OUT! Program
Parkinson’s Voice Project SPEAK OUT! Program for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and who have difficulty with communication. The SPEAK OUT! program consists of eight to twelve speech therapy sessions along with home practice to emphasize speaking with intent. Following the SPEAK OUT! sessions, the LOUD Crowd provides accountability and education through weekly group sessions where SPEAK OUT! Exercises are performed as participants practice speaking with intent.

Transgender Voice Therapy, or Transgender Voice Modification
Transgender voice therapy, or transgender voice modification, can help you raise or lower your voice to more effectively express your gender if you’re a transgender woman, transgender man or nonbinary person. It may involve learning other speaking and communication skills to help you express your gender more authentically.

Difficulty with fluent expression of speech, including stuttering and cluttering.

Voice and Resonance
Difficulty with pitch, quality, loudness, or hyper/hyponasality of the voice.

Aural Habilitation/Rehabilitation
Learning to use your hearing to the best of your ability and/or learning to compensate for a loss of hearing.

CAPD/LPD Training
Learning to process auditory and/or linguistic input.

Accent/Dialect Reduction
Reducing native dialects to approximate General American English pronunciation.

Endoscopic and Stroboscopic Assessment
Endoscopic and Stroboscopic Assessment of the voice, swallowing, and resonance.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Services
Learning to use assisted technology to communicate.

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.

Social Skills Training
Difficulty interacting and communicating with others; This may include verbal and non-verbal challenges that interfere with educational progress, professional development, and positive and meaningful social relationships.


  • Nasoendoscopy
  • Video Stroboscopy
  • Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Feeding
  • Neurologically Diverse- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Literacy

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 or


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