Aphasia is a term used to describe language difficulties following a stroke or traumatic brain injury. Aphasia can affect the ability to talk, read, write, and understand language. The severity of aphasia depends on how your stroke or brain injury has affected parts of your brain.Individuals experiencing aphasia often report “tip of the tongue” phenomenon where they know what they want to say but have difficulty getting the words out.
Apraxia is characterized by knowing what to say but having difficulty moving your lips, jaw and tongue into the correct positions required to make speech sounds. Apraxia occurs when messages from the brain to the mouth are disrupted. Treatment includes oral motor exercises, speech sound repetition as well as mouth movement and pacing exercises.
Dysarthria characterized by slurred or slow speech. Treatment plans must take into consideration the cause and severity of the disorder , establishing goals and strategies that will improve communication abilities.
We encourage the participation of family members and caregivers during treatment sessions, as their support is integral to our clients’ success.