Can You Heal Damaged Vocal Cords?

Many of us take for granted how deeply we rely on our voice to convey our personality and our true sense of self. Through our pitch, tone, vocal quality, intonation patterns, and volume we communicate confidence, emotion, and in many ways, our identity. For example, the vocal cords (aka vocal folds) are hard at work … Continued

Is It Too Late for Speech Therapy?

It is never fun to look back in life and play the “what if” game. If you have an untreated communication disorder or swallowing condition, you may question if you should have sought treatment earlier. You may also wonder if it is too late to seek therapy.  In the field of speech therapy, this is … Continued

Why Do I Cough When Drinking Water?

Take a moment to picture those activities you enjoy the most in life. Many of them are likely centered around eating, enjoying favorite foods, or gathering with friends and loved ones for events and occasions that involve special meals. Most of us have never stopped to consider the complex neurological and motor activities that make … Continued

When Can You Return to Work After a Stroke? 

If or when a patient can return to work after a stroke is a common, but appropriate, question for many stroke patients and their loved ones. While a stroke can affect many aspects of your everyday routine, it can also have a severe impact on speech and language — two components of communication which are … Continued

How to Communicate with People with Aphasia 

Imagine living your life knowing what you want to say or write but being unable to do so. People who have survived stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other neurological injuries and have aphasia deal with these types of communication difficulties every day. You can imagine the difficulty and frustration experienced by both the person with … Continued

Can You Recover from Aphasia?

  Surviving a stroke has far-reaching impacts that can touch almost every facet of life. Depending on which areas of the brain were affected during the stroke, you may experience speech and language problems known as aphasia.  Aphasia is an acquired, neurological language disorder that can affect spoken language, comprehension of language, written expression, or reading comprehension. Since we use language in some form every … Continued

Speech Therapy Classes for Groups 

The unique challenges that 2020 presented impacted almost every facet of life, modifying  the way our country operates, communicates, and educates. Despite obstacles and the need to make numerous adaptations, our clients have demonstrated their impressive flexibility and resilience as they have transitioned to online platforms and continued to make exciting progress, whether in academics, … Continued

Can You Lose Your Accent? 

It is often fascinating and fun to listen to your favorite actor or actress speaking with a different accent. It can be surprising — and even shocking — to find out that a person you could have sworn is American may actually be from the United Kingdom or that the actress who sounded like she was from … Continued

How Does Speech Therapy Work During COVID-19?  

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter your daily routines and how you seek out health care, you may have considered whether speech therapy is worth the risk or if you or a loved one can safely benefit from speech therapy at this time.   Many people have delayed medical treatment and rehabilitative or habilitative programs during COVID-19. Postponing healthcare interventions can have a … Continued