Adult Speech and Language Services

Adult Services

We provide services for adults experiencing difficulties with many aspects of communication. Adults can experience communication difficulties as a result of stuttering, hearing loss, or brain trauma (such as from a stroke or motor vehicle collision). In addition to being trained in the assessment and treatment of communication problems, SLPs are also highly knowledgeable in disorders of swallowing, called “dysphagia.” For adults involved in motor vehicle collisions, we are an independent HCAI facility, and can therefore bill auto insurers directly for our services.


Assessment procedures for adults are guided by the specific concerns or the known causes of the speech, language or swallowing difficulty (such as stroke or head injury). Where appropriate, standardized tests of language and/or verbal reasoning ability are administered. Swallowing assessments involve oral-motor examination to test the integrity of the structures of the mouth and face and clinical examination of the swallow using various liquid and food textures.

Documentation provided is dependent on client need, and fees are determined by the length and depth of the document requested. If you require documentation, please consult with our Intake Coordinator prior to booking an appointment. Our fees are accessible on our Fees page.


Treatment is dependent on assessment findings. For treatment of speech, language or verbal reasoning skills, activities that target the client's specific needs and simulate their environments are initially involved, progressing to practice in the client’s natural settings of every day life. Treatment for swallowing problems usually involves adjusting the consistency of food and fluid taken and monitoring for safety.