speech therapy – adults

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speech therapy

I specialize in working with adults who have experienced a stroke. A stroke can leave you susceptible to a host of communication disorders.

The type and degree of impairment is different for each individual. Communication disorders affect the whole family. I use a holistic approach to adult speech therapy that includes the stroke survivor and their family.

I use a holistic approach that includes the stroke survivor and their family.

Packages and Pricing

speech therapy evaluation for adults with asphasia and or dementia

Evaluation Session

In most situations, by the time a stroke survivor pursues private adult speech therapy, a formal assessment has been completed by a Speech-Language Pathologist. I dedicate the Evaluation Session to building rapport, determining the nature and severity of the problem, establishing a baseline of language skills and uncovering each individual’s communication needs and priorities.

  • Background information
  • Travel to you for 1 x 75 minute session
  • Receptive language evaluation
  • Expressive language evaluation
  • Functional communication evaluation
  • Written summary

On completion of the Evaluation Session session, you will have a clear understanding of your communication strengths and weaknesses, achievable and meaningful communication goals, and a plan of action.

Your Investment: $320

speech therapy for adults

Therapy Sessions

Following your Adult Speech Therapy Evaluation Session, Therapy sessions are available in comprehensive 8 session packages.

  • Travel to you for 8 x 45 minute sessions
  • Session Planning
  • Support for homework exercises
  • Ongoing evaluation
  • Short phone calls and emails

Your Investment: $1,280

Any additional services, including but not limited to: meetings, conferences, consultation or reports are available at a rate of $130 per hour.

FAQ

What is aphasia?

Aphasia is a communication disorder that results from damage to the parts of the brain that control language. The most common cause of aphasia is stroke. Approximately 25-40{a3c87b1e05b299119f1d4bbd64cf458c711a7ad1f544f81d95701a267500b8d7} of stroke survivors live with aphasia. Aphasia can also result from a head injury, brain tumor or other neurological causes.

Can aphasia be cured?

Currently there is no known “cure” for aphasia. Speech therapy will help the aphasic adult utilize and build on their retained skills and also learn complementary methods of communicating.

How long does it take to recover from aphasia?

If the symptoms of aphasia last longer than two or three months after a stroke, a complete recovery is unlikely. Some adults with aphasia continue to improve their communication skills over the years and even decades. Rate and degree of improvement is unique for each individual.

What does aphasia therapy look like?

Therapy usually involves training and development of new skills. Therapy may include activities to support speaking, listening, reading, writing and alternate methods of communication (such as gestures, drawing or use of electronic devices). A Speech Therapist will also counsel the aphasic adult and their family about the nature of aphasia and offer recommendations and training to support more successful interactions.

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Testimonials

  • Lisa created an ideal learning environment for our 6 year old son, keeping him focused and calm. She went beyond our expectations using techniques and methods typically implemented by Behavior Consultants and Social Thinking Specialists. We are grateful for her unbelievable combination of knowledge and skills, and her ability to coach and provide us with feedback, as parents.

    Tatiana Plyasetskaya
  • Lisa created an ideal learning environment for our 6 year old son, keeping him focused and calm. She went beyond our expectations using techniques and methods typically implemented by Behavior Consultants and Social Thinking Specialists. We are grateful for her unbelievable combination of knowledge and skills, and her ability to coach and provide us with feedback, as parents.

    Tatiana Plyasetskaya
  • During the time we have been working with Lisa  we have noticed how much easier our daughter's words are to understand.  Lisa's approach has been fun and encouraging while also setting a focused work environment.  My daughter is progressing through different sounds and seeing success.  Speech does not come naturally for all children, and Lisa has provided a safe space for my daughter to practice and see positive results.

    Darla Johnson
  • During the time we have been working with Lisa  we have noticed how much easier our daughter's words are to understand.  Lisa's approach has been fun and encouraging while also setting a focused work environment.  My daughter is progressing through different sounds and seeing success.  Speech does not come naturally for all children, and Lisa has provided a safe space for my daughter to practice and see positive results.

    Darla Johnson
  • I love how Lisa guides me to speak more clearly with a native sound but I can keep my original accent. That has been transforming to me in a very special way. 

    Masumi Shane, Yoga Teacher
  • I love how Lisa guides me to speak more clearly with a native sound but I can keep my original accent. That has been transforming to me in a very special way. 

    Masumi Shane, Yoga Teacher
  • Our son Alex was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech at age three, and has been working with Lisa for the past 5 years. When he started working with Lisa it was extremely difficult for others to understand what he was saying. Now Alex has the self confidence and tools to express his thoughts and feelings, and more than 80% of what he says is easily understood. Lisa is a very dedicated, knowledgeable and intuitive Speech Pathologist with a creative and engaging approach.

    Katharine Regan
  • Our son Alex was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech at age three, and has been working with Lisa for the past 5 years. When he started working with Lisa it was extremely difficult for others to understand what he was saying. Now Alex has the self confidence and tools to express his thoughts and feelings, and more than 80% of what he says is easily understood. Lisa is a very dedicated, knowledgeable and intuitive Speech Pathologist with a creative and engaging approach.

    Katharine Regan
  • Deciding to start the 60-Day Accent Reduction Course with Lisa was one of  the best decisions I have ever made when it comes to my career development. I would 100% recommend Lisa’s online and in-person classes to anyone hoping to improve their speech.

    Matt Ghavi, Property Manager
  • Deciding to start the 60-Day Accent Reduction Course with Lisa was one of  the best decisions I have ever made when it comes to my career development. I would 100% recommend Lisa’s online and in-person classes to anyone hoping to improve their speech.

    Matt Ghavi, Property Manager
  • I was very surprised to see how quickly we saw positive results in my son's speech sounds after weekly sessions with Lisa. She was thoughtful and intuitive and very good at keeping him engaged throughout the sessions, making it a very positive and successful experience.

    Christine Montgomery
  • I was very surprised to see how quickly we saw positive results in my son's speech sounds after weekly sessions with Lisa. She was thoughtful and intuitive and very good at keeping him engaged throughout the sessions, making it a very positive and successful experience.

    Christine Montgomery
  • I would like to thank Lisa for the opportunity to improve my pronunciation and intonation. Taking her 60 day course made it clear that I wasn't even aware of many of my own errors. My accent has definitely softened, and I sound much more natural. My English pronunciation improved 77% over the training period!

    Yana, ESL Instructor
  • I would like to thank Lisa for the opportunity to improve my pronunciation and intonation. Taking her 60 day course made it clear that I wasn't even aware of many of my own errors. My accent has definitely softened, and I sound much more natural. My English pronunciation improved 77% over the training period!

    Yana, ESL Instructor
  • Lisa was excellent. A very useful workshop.

  • Lisa was excellent. A very useful workshop.

  • The information was very useful and easy to understand. I enjoyed the way you presented.

  • The information was very useful and easy to understand. I enjoyed the way you presented.

  • Lisa was very patient and motivated me to apply what she shared with us.

  • Lisa was very patient and motivated me to apply what she shared with us.

  • The content was wonderful with great links. The workshop was well presented and paced.

  • The content was wonderful with great links. The workshop was well presented and paced.

  • Thank you Lisa, you are very approachable. I really enjoyed your presentation.

  • Thank you Lisa, you are very approachable. I really enjoyed your presentation.

  • Lisa is a great teacher and very professional. I always felt she prepared the lessons according to my needs. The 60 Day Accent Reduction Course is great for anyone wanting to improve all aspects of English. I highly recommend it.

    Carolina Ponte, Junior Accountant
  • Lisa is a great teacher and very professional. I always felt she prepared the lessons according to my needs. The 60 Day Accent Reduction Course is great for anyone wanting to improve all aspects of English. I highly recommend it.

    Carolina Ponte, Junior Accountant
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