If you are having trouble speaking, reading, writing, or comprehending, speech therapy will likely be prescribed by your physician. The process to find and secure a speech-language pathologist (SLP), also known as a speech therapist, can be overwhelming. From the time your doctor recommends speech therapy to your first session, you may have questions. You may be wondering, “What is speech therapy for adults like?” and “What should I expect during the first session?” Below we've answered many of common questions to help you navigate your first speech therapy appointment.
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Individuals with speech, language or cognitive deficits can greatly benefit from the massive amount of speech therapy apps on the market. Apps can provide a context for communication, a shared context, and scaffolding to facilitate the achievement of therapy goals. Plus, research shows that additional practice outside of speech therapy has been shown to help individuals make advancements and improve their speech skills.
Life changes suddenly after a stroke. Survivors often face a new reality consisting of difficulty walking, talking, and caring for themselves. As such, caregivers including a spouse, a neighbor, or a grandchild typically step in to administer care and handle household chores for the survivor. While adjustment is difficult for the person with aphasia, it can taxing on the family too.