Communication difficulties can include issues understanding others, using language or making speech sounds. Communication difficulties can vary significantly and can be very mild or severe. These can result from stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), progressive neurological conditions and other causes. Clients we see may have difficulties with:

  • understanding or expressing language (aphasia)
  • reading or writing (aphasia)
  • slurred speech or ‘unclear’ sounding speech (dysarthria)
  • coordinating speech sounds (dyspraxia)
  • producing loud voice (eg. Parkinson’s Disease)

This can impact:

  • having a conversation and socialising with friends and family
  • participating in leisure activities, such as going to the movies or reading a book
  • performing daily activities, or asking for things
  • fulfilling work requirements
  • independence and confidence

Communication assessment can be undertaken in the home, over telerehab or in residential care facilities. After assessments we can provide a report and make recommendations for maximising communication. We can design individualised therapy programs and can provide high or low intensity therapy. Therapy will focus on building skills and maximising functional abilities.