When I first heard about Catholic Health Services, I had no idea what the company was or the services that they provided. I had the opportunity to have a summer internship so I decided to look into the company and what I found out was amazing. The company is so much larger than I had thought, with many facilities offering different services. In the beginning, I didn't think I would be able to relate this internship to my major, Communication Sciences and Disorders, but I found out that some of the facilities offer Speech Therapy! I went to visit St. Anthony’s Rehabilitation Hospital and met the head of the Speech Therapy department. She gave me a lot of information about the service they provide. Their work is geriatric, meaning they work with older patients. Most of their patients have lots of speech problems due to health issues such as suffering a Stroke. What I found very fascinating was that articulation disorders and stuttering is usually only in children.
Speech therapy is only one of the many services that Catholic Health Services provides. If you would like more information, please visit www.catholicheathservices.org