At Oso Therapy, I strive to provide dedicated, patient-centered services for a variety of conditions. At the end of the day, I want to know what is important for the patients I serve, and how best I can support achievement of those goals.
Neurogenic communication, speech, and language disorders
- Aphasia following stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Cognitive communication disorders
- Acquired motor speech disorders such as dysarthria and apraxia of speech, including related to Parkinson’s Disease.
- LSVT LOUD for Parkinson’s
Hearing-related communication disorders
Sometimes I'm asked how an SLP can serve those with hearing loss. I've worked with individuals along the hearing spectrum, and every person is different. I approach this from a communication perspective, considering one's listening environment, and what needs each individual has. This can range from missing conversation, to recognizing environmental sounds, to recognizing where sounds are coming from.
- Aural rehabilitation for progressive hearing loss, sudden onset (such as due to trauma), newly placed hearing aids, and newly activated implants (both bone conduction and cochlear implants)
- I support assistive technology and techniques as part of a well-rounded approach to communication and listening
- Auditory Processing Disorder, with an emphasis for adults
I am a bilingual provider. As a certified ASL/English interpreter, I continue to actively serve the community in that capacity as well. I strive to provide an inclusive service and am honored to serve the Deaf community for any of the services here.
Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, can result from stroke, injury, cancer, and can even be associated with normal aging. I provide clinical swallowing evaluations and therapy, and as needed, may suggest additional assessments as part of a work-up or a treatment plan.
Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)
I have long had an interest in alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), and in my practice I serve those most frequently with acquired communication disorders, such as those resulting from stroke, TBI, or other neurological conditions. Whether developing "low tech" communication boards or incorporating "high tech" speech generating devices, I find AAC to be applicable and helpful in many unexpected ways.
While many worry that use of assistive technology can be a "crutch" and negatively affect progress, the literature has consistently shown that that not only isn't true, AAC can actually improve outcomes due especially to its capacity to reduce frustration and increase efforts to communicate. Just as with the bilingual services I provide, I am passionate about using a variety of approaches in treatment in order to best support those I serve.
Get in touch to learn more
If you have additional questions, feel free to get in touch and I'll be happy to see how I can be of service.