New York Speaks, LLC offers a variety of speech and language therapy for both adults and children.

ADULTS

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 expressing themselves, due to a variety of inconsistent speech errors. The severity varies based on the affected area of the brain.

Dysarthia

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

Voice Disorders

Voice Disorder is characterized by damage to the vocal cords and changes to vocal quality, pitch, loudness, and resonance.  Causes of voice disorders include stroke, trauma, respiratory disorders, or damage to the vocal cords. Voice disorders can be caused by vocal abuse and misuse, degenerative neurologic diseases, musculo-skeletal tension or gastro-esophageal reflux (GERD). 

New York Speaks works closely with the ENT & Allergy Group (a highly respected  group of Ear, Nose and Throat specialists, otolaryngologists, laryngologists, and allergists in New York state) in order to diagnosis and treat a variety of voice and swallowing disorders.

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 and articulation. Our speech therapists are licensed and trained to provide the LSVT therapy technique.

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 with expressive and receptive language, verbal communication, reading, and writing.

Cognitive Impairment

A cognition disorder may cause an individual to have difficulty processing information. This may be observed in reasoning, perception, rationality, memory and awareness. Causes may include neurological disorders such Parkinson’s Disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, traumatic brain injury, and aging.

Our team at New York Speaks works to strengthen cognitive skills such as semantic knowledge, memory, vocabulary, sequencing, and processing speed.

Fluency and 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. Symptoms of fluency can vary throughout a person’s day.

Public Speaking

Public speaking involves pitch, tone, breath support, vocal quality and projection which enable the speaker to better communicate with the audience. Through a variety of techniques, we work together to better your public speaking.

 

IN HOME THERAPY

If you or your child/family member would prefer to participate in in home therapy, we are now able to offer in home therapy for qualified patients.

One of our speech-therapy experts can come to your home located anywhere within the NYC metro area. Children and adults often find that their therapy sessions are more successful when they are able to complete them in the comfort of their own homes.


ON LINE THERAPY

We are proud to offer online therapy. You can now video conference with one of our speech therapy experts in the privacy of your home or office.


CHILDREN

We work with children and their parents to evaluate their needs, and provide comprehensive speech and language treatments.

We use techniques such as Oral Motor Therapy, DIR/Floortime, and ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis). Our team is specialized in treating children with the following disorders:

  • Articulation Disorders
  • Language Comprehension (Receptive Language/Comprehension)
  • Expressive Communication (Express Language Disorders)
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Phonemic Awareness (Phonological Disorders, Phonological Processing Disorders)
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) Therapy & Training
  • Social Pragmatic Skills/Disorders
  • Fluency Disorders/Stuttering
  • Presentation Skills
  • Oral-motor/Feeding (Dysphagia therapy)
  • Voice Disorders including voice nodules, polyps, and cysts

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