There are many reasons why the services of a speech-language pathologist (SLP) may be needed. Some speech and language problems may be developmental and start in childhood. Others may be acquired and begin later in life. SLPs are trained and skilled to support adult clients in many different ways.
We are so pleased and excited to let our community know that we can now support adults to improve their communication and swallowing skills too. Acquired speech and language disorders are most often related to changes in the brain, and can be caused by acute injuries such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, etc. Chronic and degenerative illnesses such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and dementia can also cause speech and language problems. We are ready to help you with all of your communication needs across the lifespan.
SLPs can help to support the following acquired communication disorders:
Aphasia- a language disorder which may cause problems with understanding, speaking, reading, and/or writing.
Apraxia of Speech – a motor speech disorder resulting in difficulty producing sounds and words correctly.
Dysarthria- muscle weakness causing imprecise and unclear speech.
Stuttering- repetitions of sounds and words, resulting in halting, interrupted speech.
Dysphagia- difficulties chewing and swallowing
It is not always possible to regain pre-injury levels of communication (although we certainly do everything we can to make that happen), but we will always help to support the person’s ability to participate and engage in communication; a basic human right. Regina Speech Centre is now offering speech and language therapy for adults.
Phone Amanda at 306-216-8955 for more information or to book an appointment.
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