Adults

FOREIGN ACCENTS TRAINING

Individuals who were born in a foreign country may want to improve their pronunciation of American English in order to better their communication in social and work settings. Foreign Accent Training can help individuals reduce their mild to heavy accents.

APRAXIA OF SPEECH

Apraxia of speech is a motor speech disorder which is caused by injury to the parts of the brain associated with speech. Adults with Apraxia of Speech may have trouble sequencing syllables, sounds and words. The severity varies based on the affected area of the brain.

DYSARTHRIA

Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder. The muscles of the mouth, face, voice, and respiratory system can be weak or move slowly. Weak musculature can result from progressive neurological disorders after as stroke or other brain injuries. The severity and type of dysarthria may vary depending on the location of the damage on the nervous system. Speech intelligibility can be severely affected.

LSVT {LEE SILVERMAN VOICE THERAPY}

Therapy designed for those with Parkinson’s disease. Patients with PD are often not aware of how softly they speak or incomprehensive their speech is to listeners. Fortunately, LSVT helps strengthen and improve voice function.

VOICE DISORDERS

Voice Disorder is characterized by the abnormal production and/or absences of vocal quality, pitch, loudness, resonance, and/or duration which is inappropriate for an individual's age and/or sex. Causes of voice disorders include stroke, trauma, infection, conversion reaction or injurious inhalation. Voice disorders that develop slowly are caused by vocal abuse and misuse, degenerative neurologic diseases, musculo-skeletal tension or gastro-esophagaeal reflux. 

APHASIA

APHASIA

Aphasia is a disorder that results when brain damage occurs to areas of the brain that are involved in language skills. Aphasia can cause problems in the following areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

COGNITION IMPAIRMENT

A cognition disorder causes an individual to have difficulty thinking. Changes will be observed in reasoning, perception, rationality, memory and awareness. A cognitive impairment may harm one's well being.

Causes of Cognitive Impairment may include:
1. A neurological disorder such as Parkinson’s Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis.
2. An acquired neurological injury such as stroke, concussion or a traumatic brain injury

3. A normal process of aging

Speech Matters, LLC can strengthen cognitive skills such as semantic knowledge, memory, vocabulary, sequencing, context integration and processing speed to improve one’s day to day lifestyle.

FLUENCY/STUTTERING

Stuttering is a speech disorder which disrupts the flow of normal speech pattern. Adults with stuttering may exhibit struggling behaviors such as lip tremors and rapid eye blinking. A stutter makes it difficult to communicate with others and may even impact one's lifestyle. Symptoms of fluency can vary throughout a person’s day.

GENERAL PRESENTATION

Public speaking involves pitch, tone, breath support, vocal quality and projection for the speaker to be able to communicate clearly with the listener(s).

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