WHAT IS ADULT SPEECH THERAPY
What Is Adult Speech Therapy?
Speech is an incredibly powerful communication tool.
When you or a loved one has trouble with clear speech, using language, or understanding language, it can feel deeply frustrating.
Adult speech therapy helps adults who are struggling with language live their lives to the fullest. Whether your challenges have been present since childhood or are the result of a recent illness, working with a speech-language pathologist can change your life.
In addition, some adults want to work on Accent Reduction or want to increase their confidence speaking in public. A speech therapist for adults can work with you to build strategies that make your life and career little better.
Adult Speech Therapy Services
Speech therapy can be beneficial for adults who have difficulty communicating.
These challenges may start in childhood, such as stuttering, or may be acquired later in life, for example after a stroke or brain injury. Speech therapy can help address a wide variety of concerns related to communication.
The human brain is amazing at adapting and figuring out new things, and that ability never disappears - it’s never too late to learn strategies to support stronger communication skills. Speech therapy can help!
Speech therapy can provide support in the following areas:
Adult Speech Therapy for
Improving Your Professional Communication
In addition to the reasons mentioned earlier on, plenty of adults choose to see a speech language pathologist to generally refine their communication skills. You don’t need a diagnosis or a doctor’s note to try out speech therapy—if it’s helpful for you, then you’re in the right place.
Some therapists specialize in working with bilingual adults who are interested in modifying their accents. Speech therapy can be a useful tool if you wish to refine your pronunciation.
Others choose speech therapy to increase their comfort and confidence. If speaking in public or gathering verbal information causes stress, a therapist for adults can work with you to build strategies that make life a little easier. Similarly, speech therapy can aid adults for whom intonation and expression don’t come naturally.
WHAT TO EXPECT
What Happens in an Adult Speech Therapy Session?
During the first few visits, your adult speech therapist will get to know you, collect some background information, and learn about your communication goals. They will ask you some questions and may complete an assessment.
As you begin therapy, your therapist will guide you through an individualized therapy plan that fits your specific communication needs.
Between sessions, your therapist will assign you home practice from our Practice Library.
How Long Does Speech Therapy
for Adults Last?
The duration of speech therapy for an adult depends on a couple of factors, such as the person's diagnosis, the severity of the diagnosis, how often speech therapy sessions are needed, and how involved an individual and caregivers/family are. For example, someone with a TBI might need speech therapy services for only a few short weeks or months if the injury to their brain is minor or moderate.
However, more severe injuries may require years of speech therapy services. Similarly, an individual with a degenerative disease, such as Parkinson’s, might also need months or years of speech therapy to attempt to maintain the functions that they currently have.
HOW IT WORKS
How to Get Started with Adult Speech Therapy
150+ Licensed and Experienced Therapists
Our speech therapists are all licensed and certified, with ~10 years of experience. We cover every state in the USA. We offer speech therapy services for children and adults.
Better Speech for Adult Speech Therapy
When you choose to pursue speech therapy for adults at home, Better Speech has everything you need. We offer over 150 experienced speech therapists for adults, so we’re sure to have someone whose areas of expertise match your needs.
Our staff is comprised of well-trailed and experienced Speech Language Pathologists, each with over 10 years of experience. To work as an SLP, each of these individuals has completed years of education and supervised training. Better Speech’s speech pathologists all hold master’s degrees in their field and are certified to practice in their home state.
ONLINE SPEECH THERAPY
Why Is Online Adult Speech Therapy Better?
Better Speech is committed to not only providing high-quality speech therapy for adults, and we also offer speech therapy for kids. We want to make the online experience as helpful and easy as possible. You don’t need any special equipment to succeed, and we are the perfect speech therapy option for adults at home. All that is required is an internet connection and the ability to share video and audio.
These are few of the reasons why our clients say they prefer online speech therapy:
No travel time makes it easier to fit therapy into my busy day.
I have limited mobility and I don’t have to worry about the process of leaving the house
There’s more flexibility with scheduling times and dates.
I don’t live near many speech therapists for adults, but online I could connect with the specialist that I needed.
WHAT WE OFFER
How Do We Compare to Others?
The most affordable option.
You can use insurance, FSA/HSA, Medicare Advantage
Early intervention is key. Avoid waitlist - start as early at tomorrow.
No need to commute in traffic or wait in waitrooms. Get therapy from home on your your phone or computer.
Pick a time that works for you - any day including evenings and weekends
Get faster results with unlimited speech practices between sessions.
Equally effective as in-person therapy according to academic research
WHY PEOPLE LOVE US
Our Shining Testimonials
It's really convenient, easy and affordable. My son speech really got better.
We have seen our son just explode in terms of speech, language and confidence. It gets our highest recommendation!
I love the flexibility of the online schedule. Also with insurance, it was a fraction of the cost of a clinic, I wish I have tried Better Speech sooner.