Adult & Teen Therapy

A to Z Speech Therapy provides a comfortable environment for clients of all ages, not just children.  Whether you have never had speech therapy or have had earlier therapy without getting the results you wanted, we can help.  We understand that discussing your communication difficulties can be sensitive and personal so we strive to provide a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment.  Our practice is designed to suit clients at any point in life and ensure that everyone feels welcome. 

Our adult clients have reported that speech therapy has made a huge improvement in both personal and professional environments.  We have helped our clients:

  • Prepare for a job / college interview.
  • Solve understanding difficulties during conference calls.
  • Produce a clear /r/ sound, even when speech therapy as a child didn’t work.
  • Understand what stuttering is, why it happens, and how to can manage it.
  • Identify social skill strengths and weaknesses to improve relationships at school, work, or home.
  • Understand why Autism/Asperger’s impacts communication and explain social expectations in a way that is clear and easy to understand.

What does a speech therapist do for adult clients?

A speech therapist will first evaluate your communication strengths and weaknesses. From there, if therapy is recommended, they will work with you to create a care plan to that addresses all of your concerns. Therapy could include: education about your specific difficulty, learning about speech anatomy, practicing specific strategies, preparing for a upcoming important event, and problem solving real life situations.

I had speech therapy when I was younger but it didn’t work, why would therapy be effective now?

Far too often, we have clients with prior speech therapy experiences that did not fully meet their expectations.  Whether you have previously had speech therapy as a child or as an adult, we can help.  For adults and teenage clients, we create new treatment plans that combine your current speech needs with goals that incorporate your daily life and activities.

Earlier attempts at speech therapy do not prevent you from meeting your communication goals.  Adults have an easier time understanding their anatomy, pick up on effective strategies sooner, and also have internal motivation to improve.  These advantages allow our adult clients to typically see improvements much more quickly than they did as a child.

I’ve never had speech therapy, am I too old?
No, you are never too old to improve your communication skills. When following their home program adults can often see improvements more quickly than children. Most clients report that they wish they would have started sooner.

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