Cognitive speech therapy
Cognitive speech therapy targets language, swallowing, and cognition. It includes attention, concentration, orientation, word retrieval, and executive functioning skills such as problem solving and reasoning. A cognitive disorder can range from a mild cognitive impairment to advanced dementia.
We educate individuals and their families about typical cognitive changes versus atypical. Cognitive speech therapy serves as an important step towards identifying whether an individual is experiencing age-related cognitive changes or something else. We will design a treatment plan if an initial speech therapy evaluation reveals weaknesses in cognitive health. Treatment plans may include cognitive brain exercises, compensatory strategies, and ongoing education for the individual and any others who may be affected, such as family members and/or caregivers.