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U.S. Speech Therapy Market to Reach USD 6.52 Billion by 2029; Kindred Healthcare, LLC and OSF Healthcare Declared Collaborative Agreement to Spur Growth

December 12, 2022 |

The U.S. speech therapy market size was valued at USD 4.13 billion in 2021. The market is projected to grow from USD 4.35 billion in 2022 to USD 6.52 billion by 2029, exhibiting a CAGR of 6.0% during the forecast period.

This information is provided by Fortune Business Insights, in its report, titled, “U.S. Speech Therapy Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Speech Disorders, Language Disorders, Neurological Conditions, Swallowing Disorders, and Others), By Age (Pediatrics and Adults), and Forecast, 2022-2029.”

The demand for speech-language pathology services among Americans is rising due to the rising prevalence of speech impairments among children and adults in the nation. The demand for and uptake of this therapy are expected to increase during the projection period due to this as well as growing government initiatives to support speech and therapy care among the affected population in the U.S.

Decline in Patient Visits Hindered Market Growth during COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak hasn't had much of an effect on the U.S. market. Due to government-imposed lockdown limitations, fewer referrals to Speech-language Pathologists (SLP) were made during the pandemic in the nation. Additionally, lack of adequate infrastructure for virtual speech therapy hindered its uptake among Americans.

Additionally, a large shift in demand for these services was seen among the American populace during the post-pandemic period. This was further fueled by the development of virtual programs, special education, and awareness campaigns by the major corporations, all of which are boosting the adoption rates and playing a key role in the U.S. speech therapy market growth rate over the course of the study.

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Ascension Saint Thomas and Kindred Rehabilitation Services Open New Rehabilitation Hospital in Nashville

Ascension Saint Thomas Rehabilitation Hospital, located at 310 21st Avenue North on the Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown site, was officially opened today by Ascension Saint Thomas and Kindred Rehabilitation Services, a division of Brentwood, Tennessee-based LifePoint Health.

Acute inpatient rehabilitation for patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, complicated neurological diseases, orthopedic issues, multiple trauma, amputation, and other injuries or illnesses will be the hospital's main focus. All of the rooms will be private.

Features of the new Ascension Saint Thomas Rehabilitation Hospital include:

  • A transitional living apartment that is modelled after a residential apartment and offers patients the chance to practice everyday chores, such as cooking, to prepare to return to independent living.

  •  40 spacious, private patient rooms.

  • A secure facility dedicated to the care of patients recuperating from neurological diseases such as stroke and traumatic brain injury. Patients going back to home may also remain overnight to practice returning skills in a supportive setting. For these patients, the unit has a dedicated therapy gym.

  • A kitchen and a dining area.

  • A rooftop courtyard with recreational and activity spaces so patients can experience nature and practice walking on steps and different surfaces.

  • A gym for physical and occupational therapy with a ceiling-mounted body weight support harness system that helps patients re-learn balance and walking skills while rebuilding their strength.

Shift of Patients toward Teleconsultancy for Speech and Language Therapy

In order to prevent direct physical contact between patients and therapists, speech and language therapy can be given in a variety of modes, including real-time visits through audio, video, or both. Additionally, teletherapy has been found to be an excellent treatment option for people who suffer from articulation problems, dysarthria, aphasia, and other conditions.

Additionally, market players are already taking steps to enhance user experience and highlighting the chance to meet patients' needs through teletherapy for deafness and other communication disorders. To provide therapy sessions during the pandemic, for instance, Therapy Solutions Inc. organized a virtual summer camp at the Philadelphia Zoo in July 2020 for its younger patients.

Partnerships among Companies to Secure their Brand Values in the Global Market

Prominent players in the U.S. market are constantly opting for effective strategies to promote their products and establish their positions in the market. One such strategy is to launch new products by partnering with other companies to extend their reach to end-users.

Notable Industry Development:

  • March 2021: Kindred Healthcare, LLC and OSF HealthCare declared a collaborative agreement to offer rehabilitation and long-term acute care (“LTAC”) hospital services in central Illinois.

List of Key Players Mentioned in the Report:

  • Kindred Healthcare, LLC (U.S.)

  • Genesis Rehab Services (U.S.)

  • BenchMark Physical Therapy Institute (U.S.)

  • Reliant Rehabilitation (U.S.)

  • Humanus Corporation (U.S.)

  • Smart Speech Therapy (U.S.)

  • Therapy Solutions Inc. (U.S.)

  • Rehabilitation Associates, Inc. (U.S.)

Further Report Findings

Based on type, the market is segmented into speech disorders, language disorders, neurological conditions, swallowing disorders, and others. The speech disorders segment held a dominant U.S. speech therapy market share in 2021, which is attributable to the increasing prevalence of a number of speech disorders including aphasia, apraxia, articulation disorders, and others. This is resulting in the rising number of patient population in the U.S. and leading to the rising demand for available treatment options.

Table of Segmentation



Study Period


Base Year


Estimated Year


Forecast Period


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Value (USD billion)


By Type and Age

By Type

  • Speech Disorders

  • Language Disorders

  • Neurological Conditions

  • Swallowing Disorder

  • Others

By Age

  • Pediatrics

  • Adults

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