Affiliate Highlight: Connected Speech Pathology
We’re continuing with our affiliate highlight series, this time turning our eye to Connected Speech Pathology an online, telepractice option.
What Makes Connected Speech Pathology Unique?
I recently opened up a private practice called Connected Speech Pathology. I provide speech-language pathology services using telepractice. I am able to reach individuals with aphasia from the comfort of their home. I have worked with individual speech-language and swallowing problems secondary to stroke for the past 17 years in both clinical and research settings. I keep in touch with my clients and their families for years after they complete therapy. I am passionate about my job and love providing treatment to individuals with aphasia.
Great Success Stories
I had a very young client who had a stroke. She had moderate non-fluent aphasia. She was a hard worker and extremely dedicated to her therapy. She wanted to get her social and professional life back to where it was before her stroke. She persevered during her recovery, and I helped her achieve her speech and language goals. This was 14 years ago, and we still keep in touch. She recently reached out to tell me, “I am not in the least bit exaggerating when I say you saved my life. I would never have been able to work or have any kind of a meaningful life were it not for you. It doesn’t matter how many years it’s been. You gave me my life back and there’s no expiration on the value of that.”
They Love What They Do
I like being creative with my treatment materials. I think outside the box for treatment goals. Therapy is always individualized and designed to ultimately help the individual live successfully with aphasia.
Services and Support Groups
I offer speech, language, and swallowing treatment and evaluations using telepractice. I do not have any support groups running at the moment, but I hope to organize this soon. In the interim, I can refer the individual with aphasia to support group near their home. I diagnose an individual’s aphasia and determine where they need the most help (with either spoken language or comprehension). Once the individual has been evaluated, speech therapy is individualized and unique to the patient’s aphasia and daily needs.
Special Services for Caregivers
I offer support and encouragement for caregivers. I try to have them involved in therapy. I usually consult with them regarding functional goals for their loved one.
I post about speech and language disorders, including aphasia on Facebook and Twitter and on my blog.
Interested in trying online speech therapy? Contact the Connected Speech Pathology for speech services and support groups.
We’re spending 2018 highlighting our affiliates in order to make it easier for caregivers to find services for their loved ones. Are you an affiliate of the NAA and would like to be highlighted in a future installment? Please fill out the form and we’ll contact you.
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