Adult Speech Therapy
There are many reasons why you might have a speech or language problem. Some problems start in childhood. Others happen after an illness or injury. Speech-language pathologists can help.
Foreign Accent ReductionAn individual typically seeks accent modification services because others have difficulty understanding what that person is communicating. Although research in this area is still quite limited, it is conducted by a variety of disciplines. Accents are a natural part of spoken language. Moreover, it is important to recognize that no accent is “better” than another. It should also be stressed that accents are NOT a communication disorder. We provide adult accent reduction therapy to help you to be better understood by your American neighbors. This service is provided at your job site or at our clinic. Skype sessions are also available adult speech therapy. For more information about Foreign Accent Reduction.
Voice TherapySpecializing in functional and hyper-functional voice disorders. Providing voice modification for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Clients.
Neurogenic Speech and Language DisordersAphasia—an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. Aphasia is always due to injury to the brain, most commonly from a stroke, particularly in older individuals. Apraxia—problems saying sounds correctly, usually after a brain injury. This may cause individuals to say something very different from what they meant. They may even make up words. Right Hemisphere CVA Dysfunction—damage to the right side of the brain resulting in trouble communicating with others because of this damage, e.g., the inability to understand jokes or nonverbal cues, trouble putting information together logically. Dysarthria—a condition in which the muscles you use for speech are weak or you have difficulty controlling them. Dysarthria often is characterized by slurred or slow speech that can be difficult to understand. Cognitive Communication Disorder—a reduced awareness and ability to initiate and effectively communicate needs, usually the result of Alzheimer’s disease, brain tumors, stroke, or traumatic brain injury.
- Comprehensive assessments
- Individual treatment plans
- Free Speech and Language Screenings
- One on one therapy sessions
- Family education
- Feeding/swallowing intervention
- Developmental language intervention
- Cognitive development
- Oral sensory-motor function
- Phonological development