SERVICES FOR ADULTS
The Care You Deserve
At Resonate Therapy Solutions, we specialize in neurogenic speech-language, cognitive-communication and dysphagia disorders in adults.
There are many reasons why an adult might require speech- language therapy. When someone suffers a cerebrovascular accident (CVA/ stroke) or a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or when diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson’s disease, they need to rebuild and learn compensatory strategies for their speech, receptive-expressive language and cognitive-linguistic skills. For example, if a patient has slurred speech, we can help improve speech sound production. If there is trouble finding the right words or difficulty forming complete sentences, we focus on language therapy. We also work with patients with cognitive-linguistic difficulties, including problems with orientation, memory, problem solving, organization, attention and executive function.
Sometimes they need help retraining their impaired swallowing function (Dysphagia) in order to prevent food and liquid from going down into their lungs and to keep their airways safe. Dysphagia might occur after a stroke, brain injury, cancer or post-extubation (after surgery or after needing mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure) A dysphagia treatment plan will usually comprise of an individualized regimen of oral-pharyngeal exercises, training in use of safe swallowing strategies, maneuvers for respiratory-swallow coordination and recommendations for the safest, least restrictive food/liquid consistencies.
We are able to work with individuals with Dementia from beginning to end stages as it progresses, providing a valuable benefit to the client and family in the areas of communication and swallow safety. Our individualized treatment plan is focused on quality of life and independence, adaptation, evidence-based techniques like spaced retrieval training, use of memory and recall aids, journaling, supported conversation strategies and family training. At the end stages of dementia, we can diagnose and provide intervention for swallowing difficulty and provide assistance for end-of-life issues with the client’s family and caregivers.
We use client-centered approaches and evidenced-based techniques to treat the following areas:
Apraxia and Dysarthria (Motor-Speech)
Aphasia (Speech and Language)
Dysphagia/ Swallowing therapy
Pragmatics and Social Communication
Alternative/augmentative communication (AAC)