LIVE LIFE FULLY ON YOUR TERMS

Helping People with Aphasia and Parkinson's Disease Get Back To The LIFE THEY LOVE

Life is TOO SHORT to Waste
One More Day

❌  Can't say what's on your mind

❌  Struggle to follow conversations

❌  Sit on the sidelines at gatherings

❌  Don't feel seen or heard

❌  Others put words in your mouth

❌  No one knows what it's like to struggle to talk

Don't settle for one dimension therapy
in a three-dimensional world

LIFE Speech Pathology is committed to helping you rediscover the joys of communication and connection. We understand the struggles and complexities faced by living with aphasia, which is why our practice focuses on the whole person + whole family approach, rather than focusing on only impairment based treatment.

We believe in understanding your unique challenges with speech, as well as their personal interests and values. Through tailored treatment plans, we empower you to self-advocate, express yourself, and improve you communication.  

It's never too late to seek help and make a real change in your life. Take the first step towards rediscovering the joys of communication and connection by booking a consultation with us today.

Build the
LIFE YOU LOVE

Your life is waiting for you and it's filled with quality time and lasting memories with those who matter most.

No more accepting the status quo, letting others make decisions for you, or facing hardships alone.

You deserve to be recognized, heard, and understood.

Partner with a skilled LIFE speech pathologist to assist you in expressing your thoughts, emotions, and viewpoints.  

Collaboratively, we will develop a personalized plan using our comprehensive whole person + whole family approach, ensuring that you are the central focus of the plan to achieve your goals.

Through our partnership, you can:

Through our partnership, you can

✅  Rediscover Your Voice

Speak freely and connect with others easily.

✅  Reignite Your Confidence

Feel more confident in social settings and everyday life.

✅  Reconnect Your World

Improve relationships and enjoy your favorite activities again.

Transform Your Communication, Transform Your Life 

Personalized Solutions for Your Aphasia Recovery Journey

At LIFE, we offer tailored programs to help you enhance your communication and reconnect with the people who matter most. Choose from our four comprehensive services to find the perfect fit for your needs and goals:

Skill
Building  
Treatment


DURATION:
Varies by medical necessity and payer limitations

OVERVIEW:
Designed to meet medical necessity requirements and is covered by Medicare or insurance.

We prioritize client-centered goals and focus on improving key communication skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking.

targeted communication
Treatment


DURATION:
4 weeks, 12 sessions


OVERVIEW:
An intensive, short-term program designed to achieve specific communication goals quickly and effectively.  

This fixed-price program is ideal for those who are conscious of their budget but need to make significant improvements in a particular area of communication. 

LIFE TRANSFORMATION METHOD


Communication Foundations

DURATION
12 weeks, 36 sessions

OVERVIEW
The cornerstone of our Transformation Method is this structured yet personalized 12-week program that focuses on enhancing communication skills within the home environment.  

Communication Foundations focuses on communicating and thriving within the home, including a positive mindset, technology proficiency, partner training, and self-advocacy.

Intermediate & Advanced

DURATION: Starting at 24 weeks, 56 sessions

OVERVIEW: Designed for those ready to extend their communication skills beyond the home, into the community, and towards advocacy.

Building on our Communication Foundations, this method addresses the mental, emotional, and practical challenges of aphasia recovery, self-advocacy, and equips you with skills and strategies that can be applied to all areas of life.

Not sure which program is right for you?

Take the first step by completing our 5-minute Communication Strengths Assessment. This quick self-reflection tool will help you identify your communication strengths, providing a solid foundation for discussing the best treatment options tailored to your needs.  Curious how you'll score?  Click the button below to get started today.

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Three Easy Steps to Work Together

1.

Take a Free Communication Strengths Assessment

Start by taking our simple and free Communication Strengths Assessment. This tool will help you understand your strengths and current communication abilities across 8 key areas of life and identify priority areas to focus on.

  • Gain valuable insights into your communication skills. 
  • Identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement. 
  • Set a clear starting point for your personalized communication journey.

2.

Email Your Results for a Personalized Video Response

Once you've finished the assessment, could you snap a picture of your results and email them to us? We will review your results and send you a personalized video response explaining your strengths and areas for improvement.

  • Receive a clear analysis of your assessment results. 
  • Personalized feedback for your unique needs. 
  • Expert recommendations to help you improve your communication.

3.

Create Your
Personalized Whole Person Plan & Goals

Schedule a free consultation to create your personalized whole-person plan based on your results and goals, areas of focus, and communication partners tailored to your needs, time, budget, and objectives.  Reaching your goals has never been so clear.

  • A customized plan to reach your goals. 
  • Step-by-step guidance & support. 
  • Clear goals and actionable steps to help you improve your communication skills.

Go from isolated to resilient

Many people with aphasia have only experienced traditional, impairment-based speech pathology treatments and are often discharged, still facing significant communication deficits. At LIFE, we believe in a different approach. We focus on life participation, where you and your clinician are equal team members working towards goals that are personal to you. Our ultimate aim is to help you live well with aphasia.

Let us share some words from clients like you. 

What Clients Like You Are Saying

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RECONNECTING HEARTS

"After my wife's stroke, everything changed, especially how we connect. When she started outpatient speech therapy, she was hopeful, but by the time she was discharged, she was hopeless. 

As we settled into a routine at home, she became more and more withdrawn, eventually not really attempting to communicate with our teenage kids. 

I came across LIFE Speech Pathology and had a glimmer of hope that communication could improve. My wife had to learn how to listen, answer questions, respond, and initiate conversation. She uses a variety of strategies to support her speech and engages with us every day.

With their holistic approach of purposefully training all of us together, we all made progress. It was hard work but so worth the effort and time. 

My wife went from hopeless to engaged and communicative.  Now, we're doing well, appreciating every conversation and moment more than ever.   We are so grateful to have her be an active part of the family and for restoring our connection." 

DM, Spouse

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A NEW LEASE ON LIFE

"Aphasia made every conversation a battle, leaving me overwhelmed and isolated.

I was three years into living with aphasia and struggled to participate in conversations when our adult kids visited. I couldn't keep up with the pace, whether it was listening or expressing my thoughts. It felt like standing in the middle of a freeway with cars whizzing past me, powerless to keep up.  

The treatment I received with LIFE was different from any other I had experienced -- in a good way. I worked hard to understand my aphasia strengths and weaknesses, improve my concentration, and use strategies to be more independent at home. I learned to manage appointments, talk on the phone, and take messages.

As my abilities improved, we shifted focus to my thinking and expression. I was able to get back to being an active participant in my favorite book club and no longer a wallflower.  

LIFE Speech Pathology focused on what was important to me in treatment. I can't say enough about the difference it has made.  I have so much more of my life back. Thank you."

DS, Aphasian

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CELEBRATING WHO HE IS

"LIFE Speech Pathology sees my husband for the person he is: an engineer with aphasia. Their customized sessions tap into his high intellect and unique needs, allowing him to confidently build longer sentences and use texting as a communication bridge.

I appreciated that LIFE understood who my husband was before his aphasia and what was important to him, and together, we came up with goals that would give him more independence inside and outside the home.

He learned how to use his smartphone and now initiates and responds to texts from our daughter, who is away at school.

He has made steady progress and continues successfully building on his skills to volunteer at our local donation center.  

I also appreciate that he can advocate for himself in various ways. That makes this program different—they build independence and support into every aspect of communication.  I don't believe there is a plateau. He continues to make gains even 10 years later.  

YP, Spouse

Meet the Team

Genevieve Richardson

Founder, Speech Language Pathologist

Genevieve Richardson, MS, CCC-SLP, founder of LIFE Speech Pathology® and LIFE Aphasia Academy®, is a passionate advocate and innovator in the aphasia community, offering hope and comprehensive support. Her expertise extends to being a podcast host for the Listen for LIFE Aphasia Podcast, a speaker, a telepractice training coach, a clinical supervisor, and an aphasia content creator. She leverages telepractice to connect with clients nationwide, providing a continuum of care for individuals with aphasia and their families.

Mary Beth Hines

Speech Language Pathologist

Mary Beth Hines, MS, CCC-SLP, is an experienced speech-language pathologist with a robust adult rehabilitation and private practice background. She joins LIFE Speech Pathology, contributing her expertise to our mission of providing transformational communication solutions. Additionally, Mary Beth is the host of the podcast Keys for SLPs and a moderator for SpeechTherapyPD.com.

Why Clients Choose LIFE Speech Pathology
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Ready to reclaim control over your life, foster meaningful connections, and
create lasting memories?

Look no further – you're exactly where you need to be.

When you lose the automatic ability to communicate, saying what you want to say and how you want to say becomes infinitely more difficult. 

You not only have to have an idea of what you want to say, but you also have to find the words, put them in the right order, program your mouth muscles, and coordinate your breathing and voice! And that’s just the talking part of communication. 

You don’t have to figure out how to communicate on your own. At LIFE Speech Pathology, we are experts in communication, and we believe in your potential to transform your communication skills and enhance your quality of life. 

We are eager to partner with you if you’re determined to enhance your communication skills, embrace the convenience and effectiveness of online therapy, value and deepen the relationships in your life, and are dedicated to putting in the effort required for progress. 

Discover the transformative journey awaiting you. Take the first step towards unlocking your full potential. Join us at LIFE Speech Pathology, where your success story begins.

How can we support you?

I'm PERSONALLY living
with aphasia

My SPOUSE is living
with aphasia

SOMEONE I KNOW is living
with aphasia

I'm here to LEARN more about aphasia in general

Unlock Your Path to Communication Independence with Our FREE Guide

It’s easy to get lost in the endless search for tools and resources on the internet. Finding reliable, practical, and effective strategies can be overwhelming. That's why we've created the Aphasia Independence Essentials guide—to provide you with everything you need in one comprehensive resource.


Why You Need This Guide: 
🌟 Save time and effort with everything in one place
🌟 Practical tools and tips to boost your confidence
🌟 Direct links to accessibility features and videos  
 
Our guide helps you build your independence.

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Genevieve Richardson

Founder, Speech Language Pathologist

Genevieve Richardson, MS, CCC-SLP, founder of LIFE Speech Pathology® and LIFE Aphasia Academy®, is a passionate advocate and innovator in the aphasia community, offering hope and comprehensive support. Her expertise extends to being a podcast host for the Listen for LIFE Aphasia Podcast, a speaker, a telepractice training coach, a clinical supervisor, and an aphasia content creator. She leverages telepractice to connect with clients nationwide, providing a continuum of care for individuals with aphasia and their families.

Mary Beth Hines

Speech Language Pathologist

Mary Beth Hines, MS, CCC-SLP, is an experienced speech-language pathologist with a robust adult rehabilitation and private practice background. She joins LIFE Speech Pathology, contributing her expertise to our mission of providing transformational communication solutions. Additionally, Mary Beth is the host of the podcast Keys for SLPs and a moderator for SpeechTherapyPD.com.

Autumn

Client and Program Support Specialist

Autumn is integral in client engagement, program support, and crafting accessible aphasia content, ensuring effective communication and resource development.

Lana

Podcast Production Coordinator

Lana is instrumental in the production and implementation of our podcast, handling everything from conceptualization to the final touches of each episode.

Stephanie

Organization and Design Manager

Stephanie is essential to our operations, skilled in arranging, designing, and applying content, making certain smooth and successful procedures.

Autumn

Client and Program Support Specialist

Autumn is integral in client engagement, program support, and crafting accessible aphasia content, ensuring effective communication and resource development.

Lana

Podcast Production Coordinator

Lana is instrumental in the production and implementation of our podcast, handling everything from conceptualization to the final touches of each episode.

Stephanie

Business Organization and Design Manager

Stephanie is the cornerstone of our operations, adept in organization, layout, design, and content implementation, ensuring streamlined and effective processes.

About Us

At LIFE Speech Pathology, we specialize in transformative communication treatment for aphasia, Parkinson's Disease, and Primary Progressive Aphasia. We embrace a whole person and whole family approach, using telepractice to deliver personalized care. Our method extends beyond traditional therapy, empowering individuals and their families with comprehensive tools for effective communication and fuller life participation.

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