Speech and Language Therapy
Whether it is a primary or a secondary speech-language deficit, verbal or non-verbal, skilled speech and language therapy services will provide a full evaluation to carefully craft a plan of care that is client-specific to deliver intervention to increase your safety and participation for daily tasks and to improve your overall quality of life. Sign up for a free screening today!
According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), difficulty with any aspect of communication that is affected by disruption of cognition is diagnosed as a cognitive-communication disorder. Cognitive functions that may be affected but are not limited to include attention, orientation, memory, executive functioning, organization, problem solving. Communication is then affected by the deficits in the cognitive domains causing difficulties in areas such as speaking, comprehending, and pragmatic language.
Cognitive-communication therapy may aid in strengthening your cognitive and communication abilities so that you may return to performing your daily tasks and communicating confidently and effectively.
According to ASHA, Accent Modification is an elective service sought by individuals who want to change or modify their speech patterns. Differences between accents are due to varying key factors including speech sound productions, prosody, fluency, and rate. Accents are considered to be speech differences and NOT speech disorders in any way. NO accent is superior nor better than another accent. Per ASHA, an individual typically seeks out Accent Modification Therapy because they have difficulties being understood by others which may cause ineffective communication.
Accent Modification Therapy may aid in increasing your confidence and communication skills by improving your speech intelligibility (percentage of speech that a listener can understand).