Dr. Cheryl Kirkland is a speech language pathologist practicing in HAMMOND, LA. Dr. Kirkland specializes in speech, language and swallowing disorders in patients. As a speech language pathologist, Dr. Kirkland evaluates, diagnoses and treats patients with communication and swallowing troubles. These conditions may be due to developmental delay, brain injury, hearing loss, autism, stroke or other diseases and injuries. Dr. Kirkland helps patients make sounds and improve their voices through various methods. Speech language pathologists also work with patients to strengthen muscles used to speak and swallow, and work with individuals and families to help cope with their conditions.
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