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Speech Therapy For Adults: We Can Help With That

Who Can I Help?

“Oh, so you work with kids who have lisps?” As a Speech Language Pathologist, I’m used to this response from people when I tell them what I do. And while, yes, articulation is part of my job, it’s only a small part. In fact, working with adults is a large part of an SLP’s scope of practice.

Since completing graduate school, the bulk of my work has been with adults, and I am thrilled to bring this experience to LLA as we expand an adult clinic at our Fairlawn office. Adults affected by dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, traumatic brain injury and other neurological issues can all benefit from working with an SLP. Memory loss stemming from an illness such as Alzheimer’s disease, aphasia (or difficulty recalling the right words, usually associated with strokes), trouble swallowing, dysarthria (weakness of the muscles in the mouth), and apraxia (difficulty with the motor planning of speech), are just some of the issues that I can treat. I am certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD) therapy for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

How Can I Help?

The first time you visit the clinic, I will perform an assessment. We’ll get to know each other, I’ll familiarize myself with the challenges you’re facing, and together we will develop a treatment plan specific to you, your needs, and even your interests. Together we can set benchmarks and determine how often you need to come to the clinic. As an adult patient, it’s important to me that you are the driving force in developing your treatment, and that you enjoy our time together. Often times, therapy can include discussions about your children, favorite football team, or your hobbies. The most successful treatments are ones that we both feel invested in.

How Can We Get Started

 You can contact the LLA Therapy office at 330-867-2240 to verify if your insurance plan covers speech and language therapy and to schedule your first visit. The assessment will take approximately an hour, and if treatment is warranted, we can schedule ongoing appointments. Would you rather request an appointment online? If so, click here

Who Am I?

I graduated from the University of Dayton and went on to earn my Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Akron. I began my career working in home health and treating patients in rehabilitation facilities and clinics. I have experience working with patients who have suffered a stroke and now face various resulting complications including aphasia, dysarthria, dysphagia, apraxia, left-neglect, and general cognitive deficits. I am also LSVT LOUD certified, which is an intensive program focused on increasing vocal loudness for patients who have Parkinson’s Disease. I have a passion for working with and helping adults who have any type of communication deficits, whether it be language, speech, or cognitively related. I live in Fairlawn with my wife and our three small childre

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Crystal Scheibe

Great place, glad we found them. Been going to Medina over 2 months now and he loves Lauryn and Kyler. Wish they had more ABA therapy places available... live in Wooster and long drive everyday.

Karrie Swan LaRock

My 11 year old son has dyslexia and has made noticeable gains in working At LLA THERAPY. Katie is strong in her approach toward him and also keeps him comfortable enough to perform well. We will continue visiting both the Fairlawn and Hudson offices and recommend them highly.

Ron Monroe

My 9 year old just completed about 9 months of weekly speech sessions (due to his stuttering) with Matt Hagge at LLA and we are thrilled with the experience and results. What I thought might be a negative (what kid really wants to go to speech class?) was made very positive by Matt, and my son never hesitated or complained when we talked about class. He really enjoyed it and really took what Matt taught him to heart. His speech has been greatly improved and we definitely recommend LLA. Thank you so much!

Heather Dougherty-Pantoja

My son’s Occupational Therapist, Jess, is an amazing OT! She gives practical tips on working with my son at home and school!

Terri Apgar

I cannot say enough good things about LLA Therapy. My daughter was a client of Teal Simmons’ for approximately 2 years and was just released from speech therapy! She was diagnosed with Apraxia in 2015 and worked with Teal twice a week. Through Teal’s application of PROMPT therapy, my daughter had age-appropriate speech after one year. All of the staff we interacted with at LLA were absolutely wonderful. They really care about what they do and making sure your child achieves their goals.

Kelli Geisler Davisson

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for my son as well as my family! My son always asks, "When can I go see Ms. Jeannine again, is it Monday??" He has also made huge gains in only 5 months! I would highly recommend LLA and have already shared my experience with friends looking for services!

Victoria Hansford-Price

We are so grateful for our Speech Therapist Ms.Teal. We have seen a great improvement with our sons confidence and communication abilities since we have started "Prompt" therapy. What we love the most about LLA and Ms. Teal is that Kohl feels comfortable and relaxed which has played a critical role in his progress. Thank you Ms. Teal for all you have done.

Laura Lee Hogsett

They have helped in numerous ways. Speech, OT and behavioral. I've had numerous compliments on my son's progress thanks in very large part to LLA. I would recommend LLA before I recommend our local children's hospitals, though they are good, they don't have the staff that LLA does.

Amy Furukawa

We had a great experience with Matt Hagge at LLA! Our Middle School age son was becoming very conscious of his voice, which is nasal due to a cleft palate. Matt helped him to better form his sounds and project his voice in a way that makes the unavoidable nasality less noticeable.Our son is more confident and outgoing & even took on a speaking role in the church play. Matt has the perfect personality to relate with our son, and we would recommend him to anyone needing speech therapy services!

Jessica Havalotti

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for our daughter. I would highly recommend LLA. Miss Grace was so amazing and I can't believe how quickly our daughter showed improvement. Thank you!
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