SPARC Speech and Swallowing therapy services
Hi! I’m Urvi- the founder of SPARC Health. SPARC was created with the mission of providing specialized speech, swallowing, language, voice and cognitive therapy to adults in the state of Washington. I strongly focus on clients affected by strokes or Parkinson’s disease. Clients outside King county can choose to participate in therapy online and in person sessions as recommended. Medicare, private payment options, Premera, Regence and most commercial plans are accepted.
Focus on Aphasia
I was profoundly inspired to join the profession when I saw the frustration and distress my closest aunt suffered from after she had a large stroke at the age of 42. She was diagnosed with Broca’s aphasia- a condition that severely limited her ability to elicit words. The sheer joy of saying her son’s name, the ability to ask for a glass of water and the immense relief knowing she could make her needs known as a result of speech therapy was life altering. As a family member I know how challenging this loss of communication can be.
My goal is to provide the community with affordable care in the comfort of their homes and hope to bring a better quality of life to my patients and their families.
After receiving my Master’s degree in Speech pathology from Boston University in 2013, I have had the privilege of working with clients from ages 2 to 103! I strongly believe that there is no single cookie cutter program designed for any speech, language, swallowing or voice disorder. Each plan of care is made taking into account strong evidence based practice, cost factors, support systems and caregiver abilities at home and the establishment of a trusting relationship between the therapist, client and their caregivers. That is why I offer a free 15 minute consultation prior to screening, comprehensive assessment or treatment session to see if SPARC health is the right fit for you.
I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2015 to be with my family and friends and have loved every minute of it. I love to travel the world, experiment with International cuisine and living a healthy lifestyle. My family and friends call me a chatterbox- but I guess that’s why I’m a speech therapist!