What are LSVT LOUD for Life Programs?

Anyone who has spent time learning a new skill, such as playing the piano, or obtained significant fitness gains working out at the gym, knows that continued proficiency and results require consistent, dedicated practice. The same is true for those working on speech and language goals. Without regular exercise and tune-ups, some may find they … Continued

How Much Does Speech Therapy Cost? 

At any stage in life, you or your loved one may need treatment for speech, language, voice, or swallowing disorders. Not only are the physical effects difficult to handle, but the costs associated with therapy may also seem overwhelming.  You have enough on your plate as it is, so we spoke with Open Lines founder … Continued

How Speech Therapy Is Helping COVID-19 Patients Recover 

When you think of COVID-19’s impact, respiratory issues, a loss of smell or taste, and other problems in the brain or heart may first come to mind. However, you may not have known how much the coronavirus can negatively impact your speech and ability to swallow, the latter which is known as dysphagia.  We spoke … Continued

What Happens in Adult Speech Therapy? 

From the time you wake up in the morning to the time you go to sleep at night, you spend the majority of your day communicating. Whether it is through speaking, writing, reading or listening, you are constantly engaged in activities that are linguistically and cognitively demanding.  For many, understanding what people say or using … Continued

Online Speech Therapy Options for Preschool Children

For years, the effectiveness of online speech therapy for adults has been well touted. In current times, an increasing number of people are realizing the positive impact it can have on children, especially toddlers and preschool children, who need to improve their speech, language, and literacy skills.  As another school year ensues and another educational … Continued

LSVT LOUD® to Treat Cerebral Palsy

Preliminary evidence suggests intensive voice-based treatment LSVT LOUD® has the potential to improve vocal communication in adults living with cerebral palsy (CP). Cerebral palsy is a group of developmental disorders that affects the coordination of muscles including movement, posture, and, in some cases, speech. Dysarthria is the motor speech disorder most commonly associated with CP. … Continued

What Is Online Speech Therapy?

  The days of exclusively getting in your vehicle, driving to a brick-and-mortar location, and seeing your doctor or therapist may be a thing of the past. Let’s face it, a majority of what we do nowadays is a finger tap or a mouse click away. During the past several years — and, more recently, … Continued

Pediatric Speech Therapy Evaluation and Treatment Flow Chart

If you notice that your child is behind their peers when it comes to communicating, pediatric speech therapy may be necessary. A certified Speech Language Pathologist can perform a thorough evaluation and recommend a course of treatment designed to facilitate speech and language development. Pediatric Speech Therapy at Open Lines The flow chart below can … Continued