Our Adult Services
At Garden State Speech Therapy, we tailor our therapy to help each client reach their maximum potential.
Adult Speech Language Evaluations
Our caring speech language pathologists (SLP) conduct speech and language assessments for adults. Our approach is holistic. We assess many different areas of speech and language to help identify issues related to pronouncing sounds or words, speaking with a clear voice, retrieving and using familiar words, understanding, and remembering.
Our SLP services for adults begin with an intake interview to gather information. Information collected during this interview helps direct the course of your speech therapy services and may include the following:
· Medical history
· Cultural and linguistic background
· Current and past evaluations
· Current and past therapies
Specific examinations and assessments are used to determine the level and severity of a speech language disorder. Your SLP may decide to perform any of the following speech therapy assessments.
· Oral Mechanism Examination
· Language and Cognition
ADULT LANGUAGE SERVICES
Aphasia is a language disorder that happens after brain injury. The mechanism of injury may be stroke, tumor, a progressive brain disorder, or traumatic brain injury. Adults with aphasia might have trouble talking, understanding, reading, and writing.
Treatments for aphasia are personalized to meet your needs. You may choose to work 1:1 with your SLP or in a small group. You may also choose to include your family members in therapy so they can help reinforce the skills you learn at home.
Adult Speech services
Dysphagia, cognitive linguistics, dysarthria, acquired apraxia of speech, and voice therapy are all treated in our speech therapy clinic. No matter where you are in your treatment journey, we’re here to help.
Difficulty swallowing is known as dysphagia. Treatments depend upon the type or cause of the swallowing disorder. Our speech therapy clinic specializes in creating personalized treatments to improve swallowing problems.
In speech therapy for adults, cognitive linguistics refers to the therapeutic process of improving a person’s capacity to process and use information to improve daily function.
Dysarthria is a speech disorder resulting from brain damage that has weakened the muscles that help you speak. Dysarthria can happen alongside other speech language disorders. Treatments for this disorder may include: Slowing down speech, Using more breath to speak louder, Strengthening mouth muscles, Moving your lips and tongue more
acquired apraxia of speech
Like many other adult speech language disorders, AOS is caused by brain damage. Apraxia is a motor speech disorder in which the signals from your brain to your mouth get jumbled, making speech difficult. Our SLPs work alongside each individual to help improve communication skills. The treatments for AOS are similar to those for dysarthria.
Many people have experienced a hoarse voice after cheering for a favorite sports team or a seasonal cold. Some voice disorders are chronic and require the help of a qualified speech language pathologist. Our voice therapies cover many common voice disorders and can be done in our speech therapy clinic or via our SLP online services.