Lake Region Functional Therapy provides functional therapy that is person-centered and evidence-based for individuals with aphasia. There’s no diagnosis too big or too small, and we dedicate ourselves to every client we see.
We serve patient across the lifespan who are in need of intervention related to APHASIA, SWALLOWING and VOICE.
Therapy is available both in-person or online.
Teletherapy services are provided in Pennsylvania and New York.
Hi! I am Jessie – proud owner of Explore Your Roar Speech Therapy and a nationally certified, NY state licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with over a decade of experience treating speech, language, cognition and swallowing challenges in both children and adults in a variety of settings. I’m a graduate of Nazareth College in Rochester!
My goal is not to simply provide skilled intervention services, but to enable adults and their families and caregivers with the knowledge, skills, and collaborative support they need to reach their full potential.
Therapy Services I provide:
Client & Family centered care based on collaboration, individual and family preferences, interests and goals
Family education & counseling, provision of resources
Compensatory and restorative treatment techniques will be incorporated
Things I love: hikes that last too long, the smell (and taste!) of freshly baked cookies, coffee, the ever elusive vacation to somewhere new, but most of all – celebrating the success of my kids
Things I don’t love: Bad book endings, chipotle peppers, and laundry!
Kristen Mascareñas Wendling, MA, CCC-SLP CBIS
I am a certified, bilingual speech language pathologist (SLP) and certified brain injury specialist (CBIS) specializing in adult neurological disorders. My private practice is currently exclusively virtual. Read more about my practice by visiting my website here: Neuro Insights Speech Language Therapy.
I am licensed to provide speech language therapy in the following states:
I believe in treating the whole person and their family system, not just the disorder. I aim to support your cognitive-communication goals through effective, efficient therapy. My goal is to get you back to life without the need for long-term, ongoing speech therapy. I will train you and your loved ones to support your needs at home and in the community.
I offer comprehensive evaluations and evidence-based, person-centered, goal-oriented therapy for the following disorders:
Apraxia of Speech
Acquired Brain Injury (challenges with attention, memory, executive functioning, etc.)
Pueblo Speech and Neurological Rehabilitation Center
Pueblo Speech and Neurological Rehabilitation Center is a speech therapy clinic that specializes in neurological diagnoses.
Individual speech therapy
Weekly aphasia groups
Office in Pueblo, CO
In-person and virtual therapy options
Speech language pathologists with specialty trainings in aphasia
Tiffany Miske SLP and Language Coach
Tiffany Miske SLP and Language Coach.
I specialize in fluent aphasia, language repatterning, and breath retraining. A common complaint among people with aphasia is that they want to continue doing speech therapy but they are discharged due to “lack of progress”. My goal is to provide an opportunity to those who want to continue working toward their speech-language goals without the interference of insurance dictating the definition of “progress”. I have an unique approach because I merge speech-language therapy with coaching principles to provide an experience that is encouraging, motivating, and meaningful to the client. I develop lessons that are tailored to a person’s real life and interests using strength based stimuli to work on areas of weakness. Another unique thing about what I do is that I don’t write goals for my clients. My clients or my client’s caregivers write their goals. They discover these goals through self-experimentation and exploration during lesson work and homework. As awareness and progress shifts, goals and lessons shift as well.
Aphasia does not happen in a bubble. Most people also have other health needs that are equally important to their well being. My specialty in breath retraining is something else that sets me apart from most speech-language pathologists. Breathing is the master of human chemistry, the center of emotions, and the foundation for mobility and voice. Breath retraining is also helpful for managing stress, anxiety, depression, and increasing activity tolerance. Thus, I am a therapist and coach with a whole-body and life participation approach.
You can see me in action working with my client, Byron, on the YouTube Channel, The Byron Method. I am the content creator for this channel and have obtained permission to share our work. This channel is designed to bring awareness and education to the public about fluent aphasia. The intent is to encourage and give hope to those who also struggle with fluent aphasia.
**”Poems In Speech”** Free Zoom Mondays at 5:00 PM (Eastern Time – New York Time) This is a free Zoom Poetry Program for people with Aphasia. Write your own poem, read it out loud and tell us about it. Work on your creativity and your speech but you can read someone else’s poem or even use your device to speak. Please email me any questions and for the Zoom code at [email protected]. I encourage you to email me with your poem so I can share it on my screen. I have expressive and receptive aphasia so seeing the words helps. It helps others too. Thank you very much. Mark Harder Poems in Speech
Maria Gallego, MS, CCC-SLP – Bilingual SLP (English/Spanish)
The Mid-Atlantic Aphasia Conference is an independent aphasia support group created by members from Hopewell Township, NJ, Hamilton, NJ, Levittown, PA and Willow Grove, PA aphasia support groups. The intention of creating this group is to connect people living with aphasia as well as those who care for individuals with aphasia, in the tri-state area.