ADULT NEURO SERVICES

At Raise Your Voice, we take a person-centered approach to therapy, developing an understanding of who they are, their goals, and how we can improve their functioning in daily life.  Our therapy services begin with an evaluation which includes a combination of standardized testing when applicable, informal assessment of skills, interview of client and family, and detailed discussion of results and recommendations. Once therapy begins, we take time for client and family education and home practice recommendations to facilitate ongoing practice and carryover of skills.

 
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ADULT NEURO & VOICE
  • Stroke and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation​

  • Progressive neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, ALS, MS, etc.​

  • Voice disorders ​

  • Memory and cognition

  • Dementia and Alzheimer's related challenges ​

  • Head and neck cancer

VOICE THERAPY 

Therapy for voice-related challenges addresses symptoms such as: 

  • Hoarse or strained vocal quality​​​

  • Difficulty increasing vocal volume​

  • Feeling out of breath while talking​

  • Voice changes related to Parkinson's Disease

  • Pain or fatigue associated with heavy voice use

  • Vocal quality for actors, singers, public speakers

AT RAISE YOUR VOICE WE ARE CERTIFIED IN THE FOLLOWING EVIDENCE-BASED THERAPY APPROACHES
  • LSVT and SPEAK OUT!® is a therapy approach developed by the Parkinson Voice Project that combines education and individual speech therapy to help people with Parkinson’s improve the strength, loudness, and clarity of their speech and voice. 

  • Buteyko Breathing Technique (BBT) is an evidence-based approach for reducing exertion or stressed-induced shortness of breath, Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion (PVFM), and concomitant hyperventilation. 

  • Estill Voice Training teaches control of pitch, diction, and voice quality and is a valuable model for speakers of all kinds – teachers, ministers, business executives, parents, sales-people – anyone whose life or career calls for heavy use of the voice.

 
SPEECH, LANGUAGE, & COGNITIVE THERAPY

Therapy optimizes communication, independence, participation in activities, social relationships, and overall quality of life by addressing challenges such as:

  • Speech that is difficult to understand 

  • Difficulty finding words and/or putting words into a sentence

  • Challenges comprehending spoken or written language

  • Difficulty remembering things

  • A desire for more independence and safety in the home

SWALLOWING THERAPY

Therapy for swallowing related challenges help an individual regain swallowing function by addressing:

  • Oral-motor skills for managing food, chewing, and swallowing

  • Food and liquid consistencies

  • Dietary recommendations

  • Positioning to maximize safe swallowing

  • Tools to increase social participation

 
 
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