Speech therapy for adults can be helpful to work on communications abilities during an illness, following an accident or simply due to pre-existing conditions. We will assess the problem, work with you on strategies and tips to improve your communications with your loved ones, family or colleagues.
An articulation disorder prevents a person from forming certain sounds. You may distort, switch, add or drop word sounds.
A fluency disorder affects rhythm, flow and speed of speech. Stuttering and cluttering are good examples of fluency disorders.
- Has trouble getting a sound out
- Blocked or interrupted speech
- Repeats part of a word
- Repeats words
- Speaks very fast
- Merges words together
Cognitive communication disorder stems from a neurological malfunction. This occurs when the part of the brain used for thinking doesn’t function well.
- Some of the symptoms are:
- Memory issues
- Poor problem solving abilities
- Difficulty speaking
- Listening becomes a challenge
- Certain causes are:
- Biological problems
- Abnormal brain development
- Neurological conditions
- Brain injury
Aphasia is an acquired disorder. It affects your ability to speak and to understand others, to communicate with other people. Reading and writing can also be affected.
Some of aphasia disorder’s causes are:
- Other brain disorders
Slow or slurred speech characterize dysarthria. It’s usually caused by a weakness of speech muscles. It occurs often when a person is affected by a nervous system disorder.
Some of dysarthria disorder’s causes are:
- Facial paralysis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)