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Adult Speech Therapy

Trained speech therapist work with adults and geriatrics to help with speech, language, and swallowing problems.

Whether the personal concerns originated from childhood, or may have developed as a result of an illness or injury in adulthood, many can be treated with effective online speech therapy

Adult Pronunciation

Producing speech sounds correctly and fluently requires both the knowledge of a desired speech sound, as well as the ability to coordinate the speech muscles. This can make it hard to communicate and formulate coherent sounds and sentences.

Adult Cognition

A cognitive disorder can affect memory, attention, problem solving, communication, and organizational skills. This can affect the ability to live independently.

Adult Language

A language disorder can affect an individual’s ability to communicate. This can make it difficult for individuals to speak clearly, comprehend language, and can also impact their ability to read and write.

Examples of Common Frustrations Heard by Speech Therapists

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“I know what I want to say but I can’t find the word to get it out.”

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“Hard…. to…… talk.”

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“ah” (is supposed to be “help me”)

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“I ggggget stuck on wo-wo-words when I talk.”

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“I talk funny.”

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“People say I sound drunk when I talk.”

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“My brain feels fuzzy.”

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“It’s not 1960?”

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“I forgot to turn off the stove.”

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“I need more help during the day.”

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“My wife says I’m more easily agitated after coming home from battle.”

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“My brain feels fuzzy.”

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“It’s not 1960?”

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“I forgot to turn off the stove.”

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“I need more help during the day.”

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“My wife says I’m more easily agitated after coming home from battle.”

Some speech therapy concerns to look for and discuss with your physician to see if speech therapy is right for you:

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Trouble identifying common items or following simple commands?

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Trouble pronouncing certain sounds in words?

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Do they have slurred speech?

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Do they get frustrated from speaking?

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Is their speech hard to understand?

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Do they find reading is now hard work?

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Do they withdrawal and avoid social situations?

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Do they have fuzzy thinking?

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Do they have changes in focus and multitasking abilities?

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Do they have new memory loss?

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Do they know what the year is?

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Is work or routine activities difficult for them?

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Do they stutter when they speech?

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Do they withdrawal and avoid social situations?

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Do they have fuzzy thinking?

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Do they have changes in focus and multitasking abilities?

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Do they have new memory loss?

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Do they know what the year is?

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Is work or routine activities difficult for them?

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Do they stutter when they speech?

Adult Feeding Therapy

Mealtimes are usually a bonding experience for family and social gatherings. Unfortunately, for some families, mealtime can be a source of stress because of chewing and swallowing problems. The source of stress can range from fear of eating out in public to frequent hospitalizations for recurrent pneumonia and shortness of breath.

Your loved one may benefit from a swallow evaluation by a speech therapist to see if online speech therapy for adults is recommended.

Adult Swallow Therapy

Adults can require swallow rehabilitation to make the entire process of eating, drinking, chewing, and swallowing safer and easier for improved quality of life.

Examples of Common Frustrations Heard by Speech Therapists

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“I get strangled during meals.”

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“My dad coughs on water.”

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“Mom gets shortness of breath when she drinks.”

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“I don’t know why I keep getting pneumonia.”

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“I keep feeling food stuck in my chest when I eat.”

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“My dad forgets to swallow.”

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“My grandma holds food in her mouth for hours after a meal.”

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“I keep feeling food stuck in my chest when I eat.”

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“My dad forgets to swallow.”

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“My grandma holds food in her mouth for hours after a meal.”

Some examples of mealtime stress and instability to look for and discuss with your physician to see if swallow therapy is right for you:

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Does food spill out of the mouth?

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Do they have food remaining in their cheeks 30 minutes after meals?

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Do they remember to chew and swallow their food?

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Are they able to stay awake during an entire meal?

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Is there drooling throughout the day?

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Do they have coughing or gagging during meals?

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Is there history of recurrent pneumonia?

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Is there complaints of painful swallowing?

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Is there history or current use of a feeding tube?

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Is there unintentional weight loss?

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Do they have coughing or gagging during meals?

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Is there history of recurrent pneumonia?

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Is there complaints of painful swallowing?

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Is there history or current use of a feeding tube?

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Is there unintentional weight loss?

Liz Patton, MS, CCC-SLP

Owner of Healthy Speech Solutions

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