Speech Therapy

What is a Speech Language Pathologist?

A speech-language pathologist, also known as a speech therapist, is a health professional who diagnoses and treats a wide variety of oral motor skills, speech, cognitive, language and swallowing abilities. Speech therapist work closely with other specialist to thoroughly evaluate and treat patients in all walks of life, from babies to adults.

Diagnoses & Conditions Treated

Cognitive Communication Disorders Fluency Disorders Language Disorders Motor Speech Disorders
Articulation Disorders Swallow Disorders Voice Disorders Neurogenic Disorders
Traumatic Brain Injury

Treatment Options

Modified barium swallow studies Diet modification Training for communication devices (AAC)
Cognitive retraining Oral motor exercises Social skills
Language intervention activities

Meet the ST

Sera Pelham Carnley, SLP, CCC-SLP is a native of Andalusia, Alabama and graduated from the Auburn University at Montgomery with a bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders. Sera then went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Faulkner University. She is a registered and licensed speech therapist and has clinical experience in acute/subacute care, outpatient pediatric, adult, and geriatric, and school-based settings. Sera is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA.

Our Locations

Mizell Wellness Center
501 Brantley Street Opp, Alabama

Mizell Memorial Hospital
702 Main Street Opp, Alabama

Contact Sera

334-493-3541, ext. 4806
Email: spelham@mizellmh.com