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Frequently Asked Questions

Everything You Need to Know

How effective is speech therapy for adults?

While early intervention is important for optimal outcomes in communication disorders, it's important to recognize that speech therapy for adults offers a wide array of benefits and opportunities. Many adults may delay seeking support for cognitive-communication or swallowing difficulties, assuming it may be too late for intervention. At AG Therapy, I am experienced in working with individuals of all ages, emphasizing that it's never too late to collaborate with a speech pathologist.

Even if you or a loved one aren't currently facing a specific communication disorder, speech therapy can still be incredibly valuable. My services can enhance communication skills for academic, professional, and social progress, leading to an improved quality of life and heightened self-esteem.

What conditions can affect speech, swallowing and cognition in adults?

Medical conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), or Multiple Sclerosis, along with injuries to the brain, throat, jaw, or facial structures, can have an impact on speaking, swallowing and cognitive abilities. While adult speech therapy is not guaranteed to cure all related difficulties, numerous patients experience significant enhancements in their targeted function leading to improved quality of life.

What are common signs that an teen/adult might need speech therapy?

An inability to speak properly is often embarrassing, and many adults are reluctant to seek help. It may be time to seek out speech therapy if your loved one experiences any combination of the following symptoms:

  • Speaking softly or barely able to whisper

  • Rapid rate of speech with mumbling

  • Hoarseness, breathiness, or nasal and stuffy-sounding speech

  • Poor vocal quality

  • Decline in memory

  • Decline in ability to produce or understand language

  • Difficulty with non-speech movements such as sticking out the tongue

  • Difficulty chewing/eating due to weakness of tongue, lips, and mouth 

  • Choking or coughing on food and drink

Where do you provided services? 

AG Therapy LLC is currently providing services at two locations. 
Location: 405 E. Forest Street, Oconomowoc WI, 53066

Location: Additionally, I provide speech therapy services at Neuro Path Wellness Facility located at 3333 S. Sunny Slope Rd. STE 103B, New Berlin WI, 53151. 

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