Some of the reasons adults seek the help of a SLP
1. DYSPHASIA AND SWALLOWING ISSUES
Certain illnesses (such as cancer and neurological issues) can affect the movement of the lip, jaw, tongue throat and larynx. When there are issues with movement in these areas, it can affect a person’s ability to chew, speak and swallow. SLPs are trained to address these types of issues.
SLPs can help adults who experience stuttering (repeating words, having a hard time pronouncing words.) Stuttering is a speech disorder and the SLP will help adult clients overcome their fears and teach them ways to minimize stuttering
3. ACQUIRED APRAXIA
Apraxia is something that can be caused by brain disease/damage from a stroke or trauma. This speech impairment makes it hard to pronounce words correctly or struggle for the right word.
A person with aphasia may have trouble:
* Naming people
* Naming objects
* Putting words together
The person may also struggle with mixing up words, and may speak in short phrases or single words. This partial or total loss of the ability to produce/process language is the result of a brain injury.
Aphasia is a partial or total loss of the ability to produce and even process language, and this issue results from a brain injury. An adult with aphasia has difficulty reading, writing, speaking, and understanding language.
A SLP can help to re-train a person’s brain to improve their communication and comprehension skills.
Unsure about whether or not you need the help of a speech language pathologist?
At Brant Mental Health Solutions, our speech therapist offers free 15-30 minute consultations. This is an opportunity to discuss your unique situation and determine whether speech therapy services can help. For children, the free consultation involves a few activities to assess the areas of speech that need to be worked on and to build comfort with the speech therapist before beginning care. To book your free consultation call us at 519.302.2300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org