There are individual and group sessions.
30 to 60 minute duration
1 to 3 times a week
Can't say what I want or ....people can't understand me anymore
~ Expressive Goals
I hear but can't follow along
~ Receptive Goals
I want you to be able to communicate with anyone you would like to. I use visual, verbal and tactile cueing to help say what you want and help others understand you more, as well as to help you follow the conversation.
An evaluation and screening helps answer questions in a standardized and/or unstandardized manner. Does the individual need speech and language therapy? I can provide information on the areas in need of improvement. For instance, "strengths are syntax and semantics but following verbal directions are difficult."
Difficulty chewing, coughing, spilling/drooling are some signs of swallowing difficulties (dysphagia). I want you to enjoy food without the difficulties or risks for aspiration or pneumonia. I use treatments and techniques to address swallowing difficulties and reduce the risk of aspiration.
1. Smoker voice
2. Breathy voice
3. Dialect/ accent
4. Voice doesn't match gender
I can assess, address, and reduce voice difficulties using strengthening or relaxing vocal exercises.
I can provide techniques that may help slow rate of speech. I can utilize techniques that help the speech mechanics to slow down. I use strategies that emphasize rhythmic speech for clear articulation and reduce bumpy speech. I want you to become a smooth speaker. My goal is for you to read and speak fluently. We (reader and I) can do this together :)
Help me show you what I can't say ~AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) Goals
Help me remember ~ Memory Goals
Restore my language abilities ~Aphasia Goals
Strengthen my oral muscles for speech ~ Dysarthria Goals
Can't focus or communicate differently ~ Stroke Awareness