People who survive strokes often have deficits in expressing themselves and understanding others. They may also have difficulties with swallowing. Severity can range from mild to severe.
Sierra is an Aphasia and Dysphagia Expert. Call now: 541.600.2028
• Speech therapy to help with oral/facial strength, sensation, and range of
motion; speech intelligibility
• Language therapy for expressing wants, needs, and thoughts, as well as
improving comprehension (includes reading and writing)
• Cognition restorative and compensatory therapy for memory, attention,
problem solving, and visualspatial skills
• AAC therapy, utilizing low and high tech augmentative and alternative
means of communication (e.g., communication book, sign language, and
speech generating device)
• Swallow therapy to improve all phases of the swallow, increase strength
and coordination, and determine appropriate food textures
We offer comprehensive services to those who have had a stroke:
I discovered with Sierra that one of the things I did was talk very fast, with my stroke I talked faster. And if my voice was tired, my words would become very slurred. I took six sessions and she helped me try to slow down my speaking and enunciate more clearly.
- Judy Van Scholten