Adult Therapy Services  

  • Our therapy services are provided by Speech-Language Pathologists who are licensed and certified in the State of Florida with a degree in Communication Disorders.
  • Each therapists keeps abreast of current treatment techniques through a variety of continuing education courses.
  • Our therapists use the latest cutting edge therapy techniques. Speech and Language Therapy varies depending on the speech disorder. For example, if a client has difficulty understanding what the people around them are saying, then the therapy sessions may be geared towards comprehension skills. On the other hand, if a client has difficulty speaking clearly, then oral exercises and other strategies may be targeted during therapy sessions. 
  • Therapy sessions are designed around an individualized plan of care to address your specific needs to improve the way you communicate with others as well as your overall quality of life. 

 

Superior Therapy Services provides quality rehabiliation for adults in the following areas:

                
Voice 

Voice Disorder's are changes in how the person's voice sounds. This occurs when the vocal folds don't vibrate effectively to produce a clear sound. Their voice could be too soft or too loud, hoarse, too high or  too low of a pitch, or unable to make a sound.

Swallowing
(refer to Swallowing page)
 
Stuttering/Fluency
Rapid-fire repetitions of consonant or vowel sounds especially at the beginning of words, prolongations, hesitations, interjections, and complete verbal blocks.
 
Apraxia
Patients with apraxia have difficulty with the mouth muscles to speak clearly. 
 
Dysarthria
Patients with dysarthria have weakness or tightness with the muscles used for speech this causes slurred speech or speech that is very quiet and difficult to understand.
 
Wernicke/Broca Aphasia
Wernicke's Aphasia (Fluent Aphasia): Damage done to the left temporal lobe. Typically people with this type of aphasia speak in long sentences with no meaning and may add words that are unnessary or made-up. Usually they are unaware that they are not understood by others. 
 
Brocas's Aphasia (Non-fluent/Motor Aphasia): Damage done to Broca's area in the frontal lobe. It's the production of language which is impaired, (such as speaking) while other aspects of language are mostly preserved. Typically, people who have Broca's aphasia are not able to form their own intelligible words or sentences, but has the ability to understand others when they speak. They usually speak in short phrases that make sense, but it takes them a lot fo effort to do so. Those with this type of aphasia omit small words, such as "is," and," and "the." They may say "Pet cat," meaning, " I will pet the cat" or "plate plate three table," meaning, "There are three plates on the table."
 
Linguistic-cognitive communication
Problems with memoring, reasoning, problem-solving, and attention.
 
Accent Modification
Although accents reflect the unique characteristics and background of a person, some may want to change the way they pronounce a word to help others understand them better. By doing this it can alleviate frustration from having having to repeat yourself as well as improving your communication skills.
 
Speech/Lip Reading 
Speech/lip reading allows a person to "see the sound of speech" by looking at the movement of the lips and tongue along with facial expression and body language.
 
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Used for patients who need another way of communicating if they cannot speak. Some ways of communication may be American Sign Language, Ipad, picture boards, etc. 

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