Services for Adults

Clinical Areas

Parkinson's Disease

 

Persons with Parkinson's disease may experience changes in their speech clarity, voice, word finding, comprehension, and speech fluency (stuttering). Learn more.

Stroke

Communication disorders affecting speech, voice, and language are common after a stroke. People can benefit from treatment at any age and many years after their stroke. Learn more.

 

Also see: Aphasia

Voice

Services are provided for those with functional voice disorders (e.g., muscle tension dysphonia), neurogenic voice disorders (e.g., post stroke), and those seeking a more gender-congruent voice. Learn more.

Stuttering

Treatment is provided for adults who have stuttered since childhood or who have acquired a stutter in adulthood. Learn more.

Reading Deficits

Services are offered for adults with developmental or acquired reading deficits.

Traumatic Brain Injury

After a traumatic brain injury, difficulties with communication are common and may affect speech/pronunciation, word finding, sentence formulation, cognitive-communication (e.g., verbal reasoning, planning), and social communication (e.g., conversation skills, reading nonverbal signals). Learn more.

Dementia

Persons with dementia commonly experience linguistic changes in their abilities to retrieve words, participate in conversation, read, write, and understand the speech of others. These changes can contribute substantially to decreased quality of life, impact relationships with friends and family, and contribute to responsive behaviours. Interventions are available for persons at all stages of dementia. Learn more.

Also see: Primary Progressive Aphasia

Assessment

 

What is the nature of the communication disorder? What is its impact on daily life? What strengths can be built on? Would there be a benefit to treatment?

The purpose of assessment is to diagnose communication disorders, evaluate communication strengths and impairment, identify activity limitations and participation restrictions, and to inform treatment planning and recommendations.

Treatment

 

I want to get professional support to help me regain or improve my communication.

Treatment is available for adults in the areas of speech, language, reading, writing, cognitive-communication, voice, and stuttering. All treatment plans are individualized to the needs and preferences of each client and incorporate evidence-informed procedures and programs. Treatment plans incorporate both impairment-based goals (e.g., being able to say "coffee") and functional/real-life goals (e.g., ordering a coffee at Robin's).

Continuing Care Speech Therapy Bursary Program

Our Bursary Program was developed to increase access to intervention for persons residing in continuing care facilities who would otherwise not be able to access communication health care services due to mobility and financial constraints. Learn more.

Resources

"Adult Communication Disorders: Causes, Descriptions, and Accessing Support"

Shoreline Speech Therapy

Shoreline Speech Therapy

Paddlers Cove Professional Centre

300 Prince Albert Rd., Suite 215, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 4J2

info@shoreline-speech.com

phone (902) 405-7858 or (902) 219-3065 

fax (902) 704-5444

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