SPEECH THERAPY FOR PROBLEMS RESULTING FROM A STROKE OR HEAD INJURY
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, it is very common to experience problems speaking or communicating. These issues can be as simple as having “word finding” problems to not being able to speak at all.
Each person is unique and each brain injury is unique. Brain injuries affect people differently and they recover at vastly different rates depending on a number of factors including:
- medical history
- and type of brain injury.
THE JOURNEY TO SPEECH AND LANGUAGE RECOVERY AFTER INJURY
The journey to speech and language recovery begins with release from hospital. Once a patient is well enough to live at home, outpatient therapy with someone like Eastside Speech Solutions can help reinforce and build on the communication skills developed in rehabilitation. The staff at Eastside have had years of experience working in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation settings and know how to work with patients, family and carers to compassionately and effectively develop:
- compensatory strategies
- build new neural pathways
- and improve communication skills after injury.
SPEECH OR VERBAL APRAXIA
Apraxia of Speech is a disorder that impairs a person’s ability to organise the muscles used to produce speech. In childhood it is often referred to as Child Apraxia of Speech or Developmental Apraxia. It is also spoken about more broadly as Speech or Verbal Apraxia and often occurs after a stroke or brain injury.
The team at Eastside Speech have found that PROMPT therapy is an effective technique that helps children and adults with the underlying movement issues central to apraxia.
Eastside Speech Solutions is the only clinic in Sydney with a certified PROMPT therapist. Please contact us to discuss how PROMPT therapy can help.