Word of Mouth
Annalise Mayerson is the Founder and CEO of Word of Mouth, a Manhattan based private practice dedicated to improving the lives of individuals diagnosed with speech, language, cognitive, voice and swallowing impairments.
Annalise is a compassionate, medically-based speech language pathologist licensed in New York State and is accredited by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and the National Aphasia Association. Annalise received a B.S in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Vermont, and a M.S in Speech Language Pathology from Northeastern University, where she was elected president of her graduate program.
Annalise’s mission is to empower clients and their families through highly individualized and functional treatment plans. Services and evaluations are provided in the home or other preferred setting.
Krempels Center: New Life After Brain Injury
Krempels Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with brain injury from trauma, tumor or stroke. In partnership with universities and community volunteers, we offer programs that engage our members in meaningful and productive experiences and provide ongoing support and resources to survivors and their families
Krempels Center provides classes and support groups within a vibrant community setting, with ample opportunity for peer support and building social connections.
Programming is designed by professional staff who understand the unique needs of brain injury survivors. Krempels Center members have the opportunity to provide on-going input into program development. The Center offers personal development and education opportunities in the following therapeutic areas:
- Functional and cognitive skill building
- Social and communication skills
- Mental health
- Physical wellness
- Community connections
- Creative expression and recreation
In addition, Krempels Center offers:
- Support with personal goal attainment
- Assistance connecting with community resources
- Resources and support for family members
Krempels Center recognizes that family members also live with the effects of brain injury and have unique needs, separate from those of brain injury survivors. Family caregivers are a vital part of the Krempels Center community. Compassionate and knowledgeable staff are available to provide support and resource information to families in need.
One of the best ways to learn about Krempels Center is to hear our members talk about their experience: https://www.krempelscenter.org/SurvivorVideo
…or contact us to schedule a visit!
Eastern NM Stroke, Brain Injury; Aphasia Language Therapy; Support
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Aphasia Evaluation, Aphasia Support, Aphasia Therapy, Stroke, Brain Injury, are provided at the ENMU Speech and Hearing Rehabilitation Outreach Center (SHROC). At the SHROC, we serve as a regional diagnostic and treatment center to help clients of all ages with diverse communication disorders. Our clinical services are available to the general public and are provded by both ENMU faculty and CDIS graduate students under the supervision of a certified and licensed CCC-SLP (speech-language pathologist) or CCC-A (audiologist).
Dr. Adrienne Bratcher, SLP.D, CCC-SLP, NAA affiliate is one of the certified and licensed (NM and TX) SLPs on site who specializes in aphasia and treating those who have suffered from a stroke or brain injury.
Our speech-language services include diagnosis and treatment of these disorders and difficulties:
- Articulation (difficulty pronouncing words due to apraxia, dysarthria, structural/anatomical differences, traditional/phonological delays/disorders and/or other etiologies)
- Receptive/Expressive Language (difficulty understanding and using language due to developmental delays, learning disabilities or aphasia following a stroke or brain injury)
- Swallowing (difficulty chewing or swallowing due to developmental delays, structural/anatomical differences or following a stroke or accident)
- Fluency (stuttering)
- Voice (difficulty with pitch, quality, loudness or hyper/hyponasality of the voice)
- Aural Habilitation/Rehabilitation (learning to use your hearing to the best of your ability and/or learning to compensate for loss of hearing)
- CAPD/LPD Training (learning to process auditory and/or linguistic input)
- Accent/Dialect Reduction (reducing native dialects to approximate Standard American English pronunciation)
We house a full speech science lab, and can also provide endoscopic and stroboscopic assessment of voice, swallowing and resonance. We also provide Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) services.
The Speech and Hearing Rehabilitation Outreach Center also provides services to clients with hearing impairments, deafness, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, cognitive impairments and developmental delays, as well as those who have suffered brain injury, stroke or other tissue damaging accidents. We additionally provide services for people who have acquired progressive neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s.
We look forward to serving you and meeting your needs in Aphasia Evaluation, Aphasia Support, Aphasia Therapy, Stroke, Brain Injury.
Our Support Group will begin meeting on Wednesdays at 2:00pm, January 31, 2018. Come join us or call or email [email protected] for more information.
Please fill the form below to register.
Speech-Language & Hearing Associates of Greater Boston, PC
Speech-Language & Hearing Associates of Greater Boston has been providing evaluation and treatment of aphasia to adults in greater Boston since August , 2000. We are a group practice of licensed speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and occupational therapists. We also provide evaluation and treatment of other communicative disorders in adults (e.g., dyspraxia, dysarthria, Parkinson’s Disease). We address speech, language, reading , writing, social pragmatics, and problem solving skills. Our intensive individual therapies are holistic in approach, focused on improving patient communication, family interaction, and quality of life.
We are open 6 days a week year-round, with two convenient locations in Medfield and Plainville, MA. Visit our website: www.speechlanguageandhearingassociates.com. We accept most insurances and Medicare.
Contact: Maura G. Marks, Ph.D., Au.D., CCC-A/SLP, FAAA
Speech-Language & Hearing Associates of Greater Boston, PC
5 North Meadows Rd., Medfield, MA 02052
Phone: (508) 359-4532
30 Man-Mar Drive, Unit 4
Plainville, MA 02762
Communication Partners (Online Aphasia Group)
You don’t have to live in a metropolitan area to receive quality speech therapy. With a simple computer set-up, anyone can participate with an expert speech therapist and meet others with aphasia. This program is unique in that it incorporates all areas necessary to improve communication skills related to aphasia. Caregivers are encouraged to participate and learn more about the disorder that affects their loved one. Individuals with aphasia have the opportunity to regain communication skills in this carefully crafted course, developed and led by a speech-language pathologist. There is homework, online education with the speech therapist, and group discussion and practice. Members learn to support each other and grow to understand their own strengths and communication needs. One-on-one therapy can be implemented to further enhance language development.
Please visit www.eugenespeechtherapy.com/communicationpartners
Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation (LCNS)
ABOUT OUR LAB
The Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation (LCNS) is a cognitive neurology laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. Our lab uses non-invasive brain stimulation techniques to look at how the brain works and recovers from injury. We are interested in how the brain recovers language abilities after a stroke and how we can use brain stimulation to assist in recovery.
Our lab uses two type of noninvasive brain stimulation: 1) transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and 2) transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
WHAT IS TMS?
TMS uses a magnetic pulses to stimulate specific areas of the brain from outside the head. TMS is performed with a copper-and-plastic coil that is held directly on top of the scalp. The coil creates a magnetic field, which can affect brain cells in specific brains locations. In fact, TMS is powerful enough to make brain cells fire!
WHAT IS tDCS?
tDCS uses a mild electrical current to stimulate large areas of the brain from outside the head. tDCS is typically performed with two electrodes, placed inside saline soaked sponges, which are held on the head with a headband. tDCS changes how responsive certain areas of the brain are by increasing the likelihood that brain cells will fire.
Our lab focuses our research efforts on investigating the use of non-invasive brain stimulation to improve language symptoms of aphasia. Our lab does work with both post-stroke aphasia and primary progressive aphasia. Mainly, we are interested in whether TMS and tDCS can be used as a therapeutic technique to improve speech production. We are also interested in the brain’s ability to adapt to change, which is called “neuroplasticity.” We explore what factors make some people more likely to regain language functioning after a stroke.
If you are interested in learning more about our research or participating, please visit our website: https://www.med.upenn.edu/lcns/
High Quality Home Therapy
Aphasia can be difficult to manage. We at High Quality Home Therapy understand this well and have aphasia experts on our team. We offer individualized therapy sessions as well as group sessions with our skilled and licensed speech and language pathologists (speech therapists) and occupational therapists. We also have a dedicated team of physical therapists, massage therapists and personal trainers all who love their jobs. Our office is located conveniently off of exit 35 of the Merritt Parkway in Stamford, Connecticut and we also can arrange for one of our therapists to come to you, if that’s more convenient. We accept Medicare and are out of network with all other insurance carriers, but we will maximize your coverage – we promise! Being out of network allows us to spend more time with our patients and makes our therapists very, very happy, which results in better care for our patients because happy therapists make for happy patients! We are also involved in clinical research, keeping us cutting edge so we stand out from our peers. Would love to help you or your loved one!
South Texas Rehabilitation Hospital
If you’re looking for a rehabilitation hospital for you or your loved one, we hope you will consider South Texas Rehabilitation Hospital. We provide specialized rehabilitative services to patients throughout Cameron County and surrounding areas in the greater South Texas region who are recovering from disabilities caused by injuries, illnesses, or chronic medical conditions. We provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative services to people recovering from disabilities caused by injuries or illnesses. We help our patients regain their physical or cognitive abilities so they can return home at their highest level of independence.
Minnesota Connect Aphasia Now (MnCAN)
MnCAN is a non-profit dedicated to helping people with aphasia improve their quality of life and live fully and independently within their communities. We provide conversation practice groups for people with aphasia and supports the Voices Moving Forward aphasia choir.
MnCAN is based on the life participation approach to aphasia and supported conversation strategies and is located in the Minneapolis/ St Paul area and outstate locations.
Meeting day and times vary per site; weekly meetings are held during 12 week Fall, 12 week Spring and 8 week Summer sessions. Meetings are 90 minutes long. MnCAN bills tuition; financial support is available.
Contact Julia Halvorson, Executive Director at [email protected] or check www.mncan.org for more information.
MnCAN Conversation Group Locations:
Lester Prairie, MN
St. Paul, MN