WHOLE PERSON + WHOLE FAMILY

Innovative Speech Pathology Treatment for Adults with
Chronic Aphasia after Stroke or other Neurologic Condition

EMBRACE THE LIFE THAT'S
WAITING FOR YOU

LIFE Speech Pathology founder Genevieve Richardson is rebelling against the idea of a plateau in your rehabilitation journey by creating a therapeutic space for adults with chronic aphasia. Grounded in the belief that with endurance, tenacity, and patience, more goals can always be reached and more healing can always be found, Life Speech pathology’s approach to therapy embodies a revolutionary and compassionate way of looking at treatment: that you can actually live and enjoy life post-stroke.

Hello, I'm Genevieve.

LIFE Speech Pathology + LIFE Aphasia Academy℠ was born out of a twenty-eight-year-long career in neurological rehabilitation and an eight-year stint of work under well-respected speech pathologist Bill Connors. Genevieve Richardson understands that healing is not linear.  Her rehabilitation experience, continuing education, and expertise equip her to meet her clients each day where they are in the rehabilitation journey, whether a peak or valley, with the tenacity to pursue more remarkable growth and healing.  LIFE Speech Pathology wants to come alongside you and your family to empower, support, and provide encouragement while navigating the journey of living with chronic aphasia.

I recorded this presentation to share with you the 'why' behind LIFE Speech Pathology and to convey the mission and what I want to accomplish.  The original presentation was given live to a local group of businesses in Austin, Texas. I'd love to hear your feedback.  You are welcome to drop me an email to [email protected]

Wishing you a fabulous day!

Why LIFE?

Determined to see an increased quality of life for patients, LIFE Speech Pathology embodies empathy, compassion, and professionalism that sets you up for communication success in all your sessions and training.

Keep Moving Forward

Discover Your Resilience

At LIFE Speech Pathology, we pride ourselves in offering holistic therapy that addresses the body, mind, and spirit. One of the most important (and often undervalued) parts of your healing journey is your mindset. LIFE Speech Pathology is dedicated to helping all of our patients embody and embrace a mindset that will allow them to achieve the maximum amount of healing. We know that life after a stroke can be difficult, disappointing and can feel hopeless.  However, we are dedicated to being more than simply therapists. We want to advocate for you and teach you how to advocate for yourself.  We want to be your friend and also your coach and cheerleader, making sure that you reach your full healing potential.

PERSONALIZED TREATMENT FOR EACH PHASE OF LIFE

Young Adult

A young adult has distinct needs and wants after a stroke or diagnosis of a neurologic condition. They often have a different life focus than someone who is established and well into their career and social system. We consider many factors as part of a holistic approach to treatment and goal setting. We incorporate social, emotional, psychological, health, language, and cognition into our program and the development of patient-centered goals.

Career

For clients in the prime of their careers, a stroke can be detrimental to returning to work successfully. LIFE Speech Pathology considers the impact of aphasia on language and thinking skills for employment and how it breaks an individual's confidence. Treatment incorporates career-specific skills, terminology, and situations into prioritized, functional goals. We'll use comprehensive evaluation methods and patient-reported outcome measures to collaboratively build a comprehensive program to get you back to your career.

Retirement

You've made it to retirement, woo hoo! Whether it's a minor stroke or more impactful, LIFE Speech Pathology has the knowledge and experience to meet you where you are now and provide comprehensive, patient-centered treatment to reach your goals. Trust in the knowledge and expertise of clinicians who understand where you are and how to improve your communication so you can enjoy retirement.

Did you know that if you committed just 15 minutes today,
you could improve your communication with your loved one?

Small steps today can lead to fundamental improvements tomorrow.

Grab our Top Tips Guide for Aphasia Communication and Self Care

Our guide is for spouses, families and caregivers who struggle with any aspect of communication.  The aim to provide perspective about aphasia and present five action steps to improve the sending and receiving of messages with your loved one.

Listen for LIFE Aphasia Village

At LIFE Speech Pathology, we know that living with chronic aphasia and embarking on a healing journey takes a village. Founder Genevieve Richardson has created an educational, inspiring, and resourceful place for anyone who knows someone or is suffering from chronic aphasia. Known for her compassionate and informational tone, Genevieve’s weekly podcast ensures that you leave with more resources and encouragement than you came with.

We offer a private Facebook group for survivors and families who are seeking a community and resources.  Join us below.


LIFE APHASIA ACADEMY

For Spouses & Families Living with Chronic Aphasia & Neurologic Conditions
EMPOWER  ・EDUCATE ・ SUPPORT ・ RESOURCES  ・ COMMUNITY

Aphasia Field Guide

Coming JANUARY 2023

Learn the tools to create a blueprint of your loved one's aphasia and learn methods for communication & advocacy to navigate your journey with aphasia.   Understanding how your loved one thinks and communicates, you’ll gain confidence, reduce frustration, and have a clear path forward to living with intention and gratitude.

More than 40 years of combined experience treating persons with chronic aphasia led us to develop the Aphasia Field Guide.  We recognize the pressure, dependence, and stress placed on you in your new role as a caregiver.  This course is for you, the caregiver, and advocate for your person with aphasia.  Our goal is to help you understand the brain, and how language is processed. We want to provide you the knowledge and support you need to care for your loved one and maximize communication.

Communication Partner Training

COMING SOON

Communication Partner Training is an evidenced-based practice which focuses on indirect treatment by educating communication partners how to best support their loved one in conversation and communication.  This course will dive deeper into the nuances of communication with stories, examples, and best practices for communicating with your loved one for their specific needs.

Training is designed for spouses, family members, caregivers and interested persons that want to support conversation and interaction for a person with aphasia in practical, day-to-day situations. You'll finish the course with tasks and information you can apply right away.

This is a stand-alone course but greater understanding and application will be gained by having taken the Aphasia Field Guide Course first.

Aphasia Coach University

COMING SOON

Aphasia Coach University is for spouses + caregivers who are ready and willing to provide smart, intensive practice with guidance from specialists in chronic aphasia  Learn how to provide mindful, intensive, neuroplastic daily practice with your loved one in your home.  These daily practices will be tailored so you can have the best practice for your person.

Research demonstrates that intensive, smart, and consistent practice at home improves communication exponentially.  Our goal is to give you the information you need to start practicing with your loved one that is tailored to their specific type of aphasia to best help them.

This, too, is a stand-alone course but it is best combined with both the Aphasia Field Guide and Communication Partner Training courses.

Go for it, you have nothing to
lose and all to gain.

"I have so many wonderful examples to pick from over the last six years. Genevieve is my husband's therapist and she goes out and beyond to help him recover. She uses feedback to better customize his sessions. She works tirelessly to bring the best of her knowledge tot help. She once came to Houston, where we live, and did a face-to-face session with my husband. My husband can speak longer sentences, text to communicate better and with confidence. He is eager to join in conversations he would normally shy away from. Cognitively he has improved and is able to process tasks faster and clearer."

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