Extensive Speech Therapy Services for Adults


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Many adults desire speech therapy for a variety of reasons. This may be to improve public speaking skills or to reduce a prominent accent. Others require therapy to overcome speech problems resulting from Parkinson’s disease, stroke or other neurological disorders. In any case, there’s hope. Open Lines can help you increase your confidence and improve your quality of life.

Our speech language pathologists and other clinicians are among the leaders in the field. Many have lectured at graduate and post-graduate levels, trained, and published research and educational materials used by other providers in education, speech, and communication therapy.

We 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

 

Conditions We Treat:

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Aphasia is a disorder resulting from damage to the areas of the brain involved in language. It can cause problems with listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

 

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.

 

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

Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder. After a brain injury or a progressive neurological disorder, the muscles of the mouth, face, voice box, and respiratory system can be weak or move slowly.

The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Program (LSVT) research program has proven to be an effective treatment method for communication impairment in people with Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy or difficulties with communication due to age-related voice changes.

Open Lines Speech and Communication is one of eight in the nation with a certified LSVT LOUD speech pathologist.

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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 resulting in reduced hydration, reduced nutrition, less enjoyment eating or drinking, or risk of food or liquid entering the airway.

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

Many factors can contribute to voice problems such as frequent shouting and poor vocal hygiene. If a voice is rough or a person runs out of air while speaking, this may indicate a voice problem. Different types of voice disorders 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.

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Speech Therapy for Adult Professionals


Whether you want to reduce your accent, become a better public speaker or desire a change in the volume, tone, or sound of your voice, Open Lines professional services provide highly effective, evidence-based clinical services for your personal and professional needs.

 

Public Speaking

  • Receive a comprehensive assessment and customized program targeted to your specific needs.
  • Learn techniques to combat the effects of stress and anxiety of public speaking that may be negatively impacting your voice

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 and customized program targeted to your specific needs.
  • Receive uniquely trained instruction from our Speech Language Pathologist who understands 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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Vocal Therapy


Voice therapy can improve a person’s vocal clarity, loudness, and overall ability to be understood by others. It’s best for individuals whose voices are breathy, harsh, hoarse, creaky or strained, have abnormally high or low pitches, and have abnormally loud or soft volume. 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 Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease


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Benefits of our LSVT® LOUD Program:

  • Improve vocal loudness by stimulating the muscles of the voice box (larynx) and speech mechanism.
  • Improve respiratory, laryngeal, and articulatory function to maximize speech intelligibility.
  • Bring the voice to an improved, healthy vocal loudness with no strain.
  • Result 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 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!