Providing Extensive Speech Therapy Services to Adults in NYC


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Adults trust Open Lines for treatment of a variety of speech problems. Some desire speech therapy to improve their public speaking skills or to reduce a prominent accent. Others need therapy for speech problems resulting from Parkinson’s disease, stroke or other neurological disorders. In any case, there is hope for increased confidence, better health and improved quality of life. Open Lines can help!

You can overcome speech problems!

Our Adult Speech Language Pathologists can:

  • Help you return to work after a stroke
  • Improve the ease and safety of swallowing 
  • Prevent or repair communication breakdown in conversation with friends and family
  • Establish and successfully implement strategies to strengthen your memory skills
  • Heal your voice
  • Improve the clarity of your spoken English

Open Lines’ speech language pathologists and other clinicians are among the leaders in the field. In fact, many members of the Open Lines team lecture at graduate and post-graduate levels, train, and publish research and educational materials that are used by other providers in education, speech, and communication therapy.

Our Speech Pathologists provide services for:

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Aphasia is a disorder that results from damage to the areas of the brain that are involved in language. It causes problems with any or all of the following: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

To learn more about Aphasia treatment, visit the ASHA website.

Apraxia of Speech (AOS) is a motor speech disorder caused by damage to the regions of the brain related to speech production. People with apraxia of speech have trouble planning and sequencing the motor movements needed to produce the sounds in syllables and words.

Visit the ASHA website to learn more about Apraxia of Speech treatment.

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Cognitive-communication problems that can occur from right hemisphere damage due to brain injury include difficulty with attention, memory, thought organization, problem solving, logical reasoning, and social communication (Pragmatic Language).

Visit the ASHA website to learn more about cognitive difficulties following right-hemisphere brain-damage or traumatic brain injury.

Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder. The muscles of the mouth, face, voice box (larynx), and respiratory system can be weak or move slowly after a stroke, progressive neurological disorder, or other brain injury.

To learn more about Dysarthria, visit the ASHA website.

The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Program is a research program proven to be an effective treatment method for communication impairment in people with:

Neurological disorders, such as Parkinsona™s Disease and Cerebral Palsy

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Difficulties with Communication due to age-related voice changes.

The Open Lines LSVT LOUD program is one of the few in the nation to be carried out by one of eight certified LSVT LOUD speech pathologists.

To learn more about the overall LSVT Global program, visit the official site.

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Swallowing disorders can happen after surgery or due to brain damage. Symptoms can occur in the oral, pharyngeal, or esophageal stages of the swallowing process. Many problems can result from a swallowing problem, such as reduced nutrition or hydration, less enjoyment eating or drinking socially, or risk of food or liquid entering the airway.

Please see your doctor and have a radiographic or videofluoroscopic assessment performed prior to seeing your Speech Pathologist for your first therapy appointment.

To learn more about Swallowing Disorders, visit the ASHA website.

Many contributing factors can lead to voice problems, such as frequent shouting and poor vocal hygiene. If a voice is rough or a person runs out of air when they are speaking, this may be indicative of a voice problem. There are many different types of voice disorders that can be helped with therapy.

Open Lines provides premier speech therapy for a variety of vocal disorders. Visit our page to learn more about our Vocal Disorders program.

For information about Voice Disorders, visit the ASHA website.

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Professional adult speech therapy services


Many adults want to speak with greater confidence and competence in both business and social settings. Open Lines professional services can help in a variety of ways. Whether you desire a change in the volume, tone, or sound of your voice, training to reduce your accent or techniques for better public speaking, Open Lines provides highly effective, evidence-based clinical services for your personal and professional needs.

 

Public Speaking

  • Includes a comprehensive assessment to customize a targeted program based on your specific needs.
  • Identify how the stress and anxiety of public speaking may be negatively impacting your voice and learn techniques for how to combat their effects.

Learn more about our Public Speaking services or call: (212) 430-6800.

Professional Voice

  • We provide voice coaching for New York’s top Singers, Actors, Voiceover Artists, Presenters and Public Speakers.
  • We apply highly effective, evidence-based clinical techniques that a non-SLP vocal coach is unable to provide.

Learn more about our Professional Voice services or call: (212) 430-6800.

Accent Reduction

  • Includes a comprehensive assessment to customize a targeted program based on your specific needs.
  • A Speech Language Pathologist is uniquely trained to understand how the components of the vocal tract work together to produce each sound.

Learn more about our Accent Reduction services or call: (212) 430-6800.

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Voice Therapy


Voice therapy is appropriate for individuals who for a variety of reasons, use a voice that has abnormal pitch (high or low), volume (loud or soft), or quality (i.e. breathy, harsh, hoarse, creaky, strained. Voice therapy can improve a person’s vocal clarity, loudness, and overall ability to be understood by others.

We work closely with some of New York’s best Otolaryngologists to provide comprehensive Voice Therapy.

Learn more about or Voice Therapy services or call: (212) 430-6800.

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LSVT® LOUD: Intensive Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease


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Benefits of our LSVT® LOUD Program include:

  • Improves vocal loudness by stimulating the muscles of the voice box (larynx) and speech mechanism.
  • Improves respiratory, laryngeal, and articulatory function to maximize speech intelligibility.
  • Brings the voice to an improved, healthy vocal loudness with no strain.
  • Results in more effective and easier communication in real-world settings, significantly improving quality-of-life.

Learn more about our premier LSVT LOUD program or call: (212) 430-6800.

Intensive Aphasia Program


New York City’s ONLY Intensive Aphasia Program

  • Our program begins with a one­-on-one comprehensive communication skill evaluation.
  • Each participant engages in a series of highly structured program sessions.
  • Sessions are individualized to each participant’s needs.

Visit our page to learn more about our Intensive Aphasia program or call: (212) 430-6800.

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Improve your quality of life through speech therapy


It’s never too late to correct speech problems. Adults with a wide variety of speech-related issues receive the committed care they need from the Open Lines team. Never pre-judge your condition. Let our supportive team help. Call 212-430-6800 or email today!