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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 of these concerns can be treated with effective online speech therapy

Adult Pronunciation

Producing speech sounds correctly and fluently requires both knowing a desired speech sound and learning to coordinate speech muscles. These capabilities can make it easier to communicate and formulate coherent sounds and sentences.

Adult Cognition

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

Adult Language

A language disorder can affect an individual’s ability to communicate. This limitation can make it difficult for individuals to speak clearly, comprehend language, and 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 now irritable. I think I'm doing just fine.”

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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Is your speech slurred?

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Do you get frustrated from speaking?

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Is your speech hard to understand?

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Do you find reading 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 you withdrawal and avoid social situations?

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Do you have fuzzy thinking following a stroke or brain injury?

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Is it hard for you to focus on basic tasks following a stroke or brain injury?

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Do you have new memory loss?

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Do you know what the year is?

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Are new or routine activities difficult for you?

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Do you stutter when you speak?

Adult Swallow 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 for the member of a family. 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-language pathologist to see what the cause of the swallowing problem is for improved eating and drinking.

Adult Swallow Therapy

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

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 your mouth?

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Do you have food remaining in your cheeks 30 minutes after meals?

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Do you remember to chew and swallow your food?

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Are you able to stay awake during an entire meal?

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Are you 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 you have coughing or gagging during meals?

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Do you have history of recurrent pneumonia or unexplained pneumonia?

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Do you have pain swallowing?

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Do you have history or current use of a feeding tube?

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Are you experiencing unintentional weight loss?

Liz Patton, MS, CCC-SLP

Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist

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