Speech-Language and Swallowing Therapy

Holy Cross Hospital began providing evaluation and treatment for communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders for both inpatients and outpatients in 1990.

Kristen Torres, our Speech-Language Pathologist, holds a license from the State of New Mexico and is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She has over 25 years of experience working in rehabilitation.

Services are referral based and offered for pediatrics (5 years) through geriatrics. All patients begin with a basic assessment and evaluation from which a treatment plan is formed.

Evaluation and treatment services are available for anything that affects communication, verbal and cognitive/memory skills or ability to swallow safely and normally. Such problems occur often in relation to the following diagnoses:

  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s
  • COPD
  • Age Related generalized weakness
  • Voice disorders
  • Post concussive disorders/head injury
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing disorders
  • GERD/reflux disease
  • Aspiration Pneumonia

For more information call 575-751-5740