Speech Therapy Services
At Amplify Speech Therapy, your goals are our highest priority. Our treatment approaches implement evidence based practices and the latest research.
Aphasia is the medical term for a language disorder. Aphasia can be a complication of a stroke, head injury, brain cancer or a progressive neurological condition, like dementia.
Receptive aphasia makes it difficult to understand what others are saying. Expressive aphasia is having trouble expressing your thoughts, including word finding.
Reading and writing difficulty caused by a stroke is another form of language therapy that is rehabilitative.
The important thing to know is speech therapy can help in rehabilitating and improving communication success.
Motor speech impairments can cause difficulty in speaking clearly. Dysarthria is the term for speech disorders caused by damaged, paralyzed or weakened muscles that are used to produce speech. Speech therapy focuses on strengthening these muscles and learning strategies to improve speech clarity.
Dysphonia is the medical term for disorders of the voice. Signs of dysphonia may include a breathy, hoarse or rough sounding voice, voice fatigue, or instability in the voice. Many of these conditions are treatable and respond well to voice therapy.
Amplify offers an intensive voice program that was developed for Parkinson's patients, called LSVT LOUD, It has been found to benefit other conditions, as well.
If you find yourself struggling to eat or drink, coughing frequently during meals, or experiencing a painful swallow, you may benefit from swallow (dysphagia) therapy. Some problems can easily be alleviated with strategies or swallow techniques. Others may benefit from a structured swallow rehabilitation program, such as the MDTP.
Amplify speech therapy knows how important shared meals are to our social well being and family unit. We support clients in their personal goals in their dysphagia therapy and maximizing one's quality of life.
Cognitive deficits can take many forms and a speech pathologist is an invaluable resource in getting support. Cognitive therapy may help those who have suffered a neurological event such as a stroke, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury or concussion. In this case, therapy may involve rehabilitating the ability to focus, to problem solve or multi-task or developing effective memory strategies.
Cognitive therapy is also important for those struggling with a progressive condition, such as dementia. Therapy, in this instance, may focus on preserving cognitive skills and independence with strategies and technological aids. Contact Amplify to learn if this would be a good fit for your or your loved one.