Speech Language Pathology (SLP) or Speech Therapy
Functional, client-centred treatment for individuals with communication difficulties
Cobblestone Speech Pathology and communication disorders is committed to working with clients and families of people with communication disorders. We understand how frustrating and life-altering communication difficulties can be and are passionate about helping individuals return to activities they love.
When most people think about speech-language pathologists (SLPs) they probably think of someone who helps people who stutter or have a lisp. While it is true that they do help with those issues, their scope of practice is a whole lot broader!
Speech-language pathologists are highly-educated professionals who have a minimum of a master’s degree in their field. As in any health-care related profession, SLPs are required to study anatomy and physiology, but they also study neuroanatomy, genetics, human and language development, linguistics, psychology, acoustics and more, which is why they are qualified to evaluate and treat a broad range of delays and disorders.
How We Can Offer Support
Cobblestone’s speech-language pathologists can support adolescents and adults in the following areas:
Acquired communication impairments (aphasia)
These difficulties may occur post-stroke, illness, or brain injury
A person may have difficulty speaking, understanding, reading, or writing
Communication partner training to help family members communicate better with people with aphasia
Acquired cognitive communication impairments
These difficulties often occur after a brain injury
A person may have difficulties with understanding/processing information, speaking, reading comprehension, written expression, memory, reasoning/problem solving, or attention
SLPs can help support return to school or return to work after a brain injury
Speech or language difficulties associated with a neurological disorder (like Parkinson’s Disease).
SPEAK OUT!® Certified – a clinically proven program to help people with Parkinson’s Disease maintain their communication skills
Communication difficulties associated with dementia
Acquired motor speech disorders – apraxia or dysarthria, which may occur after a stroke or brain injury
Voice disorders (ENT referral required)
Difficulties swallowing (dysphagia)
A person may have trouble swallowing after a brain injury, stroke,or as a part of a neurological disorder
During sessions we work on goals that are important to you, to help support you in your everyday activities.
We tailor our assessment to your concerns, and use the most current evidence to support our clinical opinions. We assess the following areas, across all age ranges:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents and Personal Injury,
- Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury,
- Voice Disorders,
- Cognitive Communication (difficulties with reading, writing, listening, thinking and understanding),
- Social Communication, and
- MedLegal Assessment / Consultation.
Our treatment approach is individualized, functional and tailored to you. That means we provide treatment in your best environment: at work, school, home, or community. We work with you to provide the following support:
- Return to work and social activities,
- Return to learn: academic support, educational consultation, learning strategies, accommodations and IEP,
- Communication partner training for caregivers and families,
- Cognitive-communication therapy, and/or
- Social communication training.
Is SLP right for me?
For more information about our services and the types of support we provide, please contact us.
SLP services do not require a physician’s referral, and can be made by anyone: survivors, families, healthcare providers, hospitals, or personal injury lawyers.
For more information about how our Cobblestone Speech Language Pathologists can help, please contact us today!