Our speech-language pathologists provide comprehensive evaluations, as well as specialized individual and group therapy services for adults with communication disorders.
We will partner with you to provide expert diagnostic services and develop a therapeutic plan to optimize your progress.
Our speech-language pathologists provide in-depth, comprehensive evaluations to accurately describe and diagnose various communication disorders, as well as provide appropriate treatment recommendations and referrals.
Evaluations are conducted in the following areas:
- Communication disorders
- Purpose: To assess adults with speech and/or language disorders (i.e. due to stroke brain, injury, cerebral palsy or other neurological and/or developmental disorders) and determine a therapeutic plan to improve communications skills.
- Augmentative and alternative communication disorders
- Purpose: To assess adults with significant speech/language impairments who may need an alternative or supportive means to communicate, such as through picture board systems and computerized communication devices.
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Our speech-language pathologists work with adults individually to provide intensive, one-on-one therapeutic intervention. Our therapists will partner with you to develop an individualized therapy plan with short and long-term goals addressing areas of need.
Therapy activities will center on functional, contextual activities to improve skills and facilitate generalization to home, work and community environments.
Individual therapy can be provided for a variety of diagnoses including - but not limited to:
- Articulation delay/disorder
- Accent reduction
- Motor speech disorders (apraxia, dysarthria)
- Fluency disorders
- Voice disorders
- Augmentative/alternative communication therapy
- Cognitive-communication impairments
- Hearing impairment
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Brain injury and other neurological disorders
- Social communication disorders
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Our speech-language pathologists work with adults in specialized therapeutic groups to address individualized goals as well as facilitate social interaction. This provides an optimum environment for learning and using skills in functional, meaningful contexts.
Family members are an integral part of our group programs by partnering with our clinicians to develop goals and to help facilitate carryover and use of skills in the home environment.
The Communication Learning Program (CLP)
- Designed for clients with cognitive-communication impairments as a result of neurological injuries such as stroke, traumatic brain injury or other acquired brain injury.
- Focuses on functional communication skills through use of compensatory strategies.
- Facilitated by a licensed speech-language pathologist with support from graduate student clinicians.
- January 21 - April 29, 2014 (no sessions 2/27, 3/11, & 3/13)
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- Cost: $250/semester
- For more information, read our flyer
- Contact: Kelly Wilson
- January 21 - May 2, 2014 (no sessions during spring break: March 10 - 14)
- Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- Cost: $250/semester for Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday sessions. Friday session is $50/semester, or is included if attending Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday sessions.
- Contacts: Lucinda Dean (Mondays and Wednesdays), Felicity Sale (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and Diane Garst (Fridays)
- Designed to assist non-native speakers in improving their spoken English.
- The goal is to make accented speech easier to understand by improving sound production, intonation, stress and rate of speech.
- Location: Callier Center Richardson
- Days/times: Fridays 8 a.m. - noon
- Contact: Karen Kaplan
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