HOW I CAN HELP:
I Lost My Words!
Communication is a basic human function. We need to express ourselves and be understood to function in everyday society.
Often, speech and language skills can be affected after a stroke, brain injury, or accident. And, because we are all very different, there are varying levels of how these events can affect our communication.
This can be a very frustrating time, but with proven speech methods and encouragement, you can feel confident and included again!
I Can’t Remember How to…
Losing your memory as a result of a stroke, cancer or post concussion syndrome can be confounding. These events can affect a person’s concentration skills, memory, and mental flexibility. A person may experience subtle differences or obvious changes in their typical routine.
By establishing attainable goals in your home setting, we can use speech strategies to stimulate your brain and help you re-gain your independence!
I Keep Coughing When I Drink
Having difficulty eating food or drinking liquids can be terrifying.
Swallowing difficulty can occur for a variety of reasons, including stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, and generalized weakness due to illness or surgery.
A swallowing assessment is recommended before beginning treatment. From there, therapy will focus on strategies to help you conquer these issues, and your fears.
What’s Wrong with My Voice?
Persistent hoarseness for more than 2 weeks can be a symptom of a voice disorder. Symptoms should be evaluated by a doctor before any therapy begins.
Therapy would include developing a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs and vocal demands at work, school, or home. With this customized plan, we can improve your voice and help you to re-gain your confidence.
This is an established program with 20+ years of Level A research, funded by the NIH, to address voice and speech changes in the Parkinson population. The protocol is an intense voice program of 4 days/week for 4 consecutive weeks and daily homework. It sounds like a lot, but the outcomes are amazing! For more detailed information, please see www.lsvtglobal.com