WHOLE PERSON + WHOLE FAMILY APHASIA TREATMENT
Lose connection with your loved ones and community
Feel hopeless and, sometimes, shame for having aphasia
Overwhelmed with life changes and feeling isolated
Jane started working with LIFE Speech Pathology three years after a left brain stroke. She was a director of accounting for a local IT company. She was an avid gardener, an active church member, attended book club, and enjoyed eating out and often traveling with family and friends.
She had aphasia, with impairments in finding words, listening to phone messages and conversations, reading texts or emails, and writing phone messages.
She also had the added complication of cognitive-communication challenges, including difficulty paying attention to activities around her, conversing with more than one person in a quiet environment, often losing her train of thought, and not getting her message across to others.
Jane hadn't had any speech pathology treatment for aphasia for over two years.
She was frustrated that she couldn't enjoy a meal with friends, converse with her husband, or tell the doctor how a new medication caused debilitating side effects.
Jane was looking for help. She was depressed about her life situation and was searching for help, and support.
She found LIFE Speech Pathology through a Google search and booked a consulation.
Utilizing the LIFE Participation Approach to Aphasia, we analyzed all of the different life situations, communication environments, personal identity, attitudes, and feelings, as well as considering language and thinking impairments to create a customized plan of treatment that focused on Jane's goals.
Jane's Met Her Goals for Aphasia Therapy
1. Utilizing planning, strategies, and advocating for her needs, Jane is now about to have a conversation while preparing family meals and can chat successfully when more than one person is sitting at the table
2. Shares her concerns with her doctor about medications and side effects via email, voicemail, and in person
3. Drive and navigate to less familiar locations in her town without having to set the cruise control to manage speed
4. Meaningful conversations and exchanges with her family and friend groups in a variety of situations
We are committed to helping you connect with your loved ones and achieve value and purpose despite aphasia by providing innovative treatment approaches for individuals and families.
For the last nine of our nearly thirty years of experience in aphasia rehabilitation, we have offered treatment via telepractice that effectively helps our clients to achieve their goals of connection, purpose, value, and confidence in their ability to communicate.
With just a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer and an inquisitive attitude, telepractice + LIFE Speech Pathology might be the perfect answer for you!
If this message resonates with you, we invite you to book a free consultation appointment.
LIFE Speech Pathology and LIFE Aphasia Academy® were purposefully designed to meet the comprehensive needs of clients and their families living with aphasia. As a healthcare professional who has worked with individuals with aphasia in the hospital and their homes, I have witnessed their concerns, fears, and daily challenges firsthand. These experiences have inspired me to establish a private practice and training program that helps improve life participation for those affected by aphasia.
Rebuilding Lives After Aphasia
Treatment addresses the whole person + whole family by creating meaningful connections with friends, family, and the community, enabling them to engage in activities and conversations that matter most to them.
I reject the notion of plateaus and encourage my clients to do the same. There is always another way, a different angle, or another approach to explore. I am committed to helping our clients achieve remarkable growth and healing.
Our holistic approach to rehabilitation prioritizes communication skills and active involvement in daily life. We aim to work towards your goals as they become our own.
Living with aphasia encompasses much more than just language and speech impairments. It involves active participation in various life situations, influenced by your personality, attitudes, and emotions.
Additionally, the communication and language environments you engage with play a crucial role in your experience with aphasia.
How would you measure successful treatment?
Our practice prioritizes setting relevant and meaningful goals that align with the individual's environment. Our interventions are designed to meet immediate needs while making a lasting impact, in line with our approach to treating aphasia.
Below, you can find further information regarding the conditions we address and how we measure our success.
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