speech therapy – adults

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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's approach to children is effective and productive. Our 4-year-old son's ability and interest in communication vastly improved since we started working with Lisa. Her creativity in engaging children and keeping them interested became even more evident during the Coronavirus pandemic when our sessions became online. She is knowledgeable, professional, diligent and result oriented. Her positive and confident energy brightens up our sessions. We are grateful to have Lisa as part of our team on this journey.

    Faye H.
  • Lisa is fantastic! She has gone over and beyond with our son, trying different techniques to see what worked best with him. Lisa was patient and attended to his needs with care. Before therapy it was difficult for others to understand my son, but now others understand him easily. I would recommend Lisa to anyone looking for a speech pathologist.

    Jennifer Bayley
  • Ever since we started speech therapy with Lisa my son has improved in the ability to understand and express thoughts, ideas and feelings. She gives us strategies to deal with obstacles more effectively and has helped my son to increase his ability to problem-solve in an independent environment and improved his communication skills. Lisa is professional, patient and kind.

    Mojgan Shams
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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