Thursday, October 5, 2017

Apraxia Speech Therapy Deciding on a Therapist

Should I Stay With My Speech Therapist for Apraxia or Aphasia?

Apraxia Speech Therapy Deciding on a Therapist?
Deciding on a therapist
Apaxia Speech Therapy
Apraxia Speech Therapy requires a special relationship with the therapist.  This blog is about your decisions on a therapist/s.  There may be a time when you may wonder whether the the method of speech therapy or therapist is right for you.  Like any relationship in life, there are therapists who are absolutely spectacular, and others who are not.  Should you think the therapist or method is not for you, it's best to decide whether to keep the therapist you have or look elsewhere.

Don't Stay in a Relationship with a Therapist Too Long if You or Your Spouse Realizes it may not be for you.

In these days of dwindling health care therapy visits, one must use them wisely.  Often people with speaking difficulties need an expert, especially if it may be complicated by aphasia, apraxia or dysarthria.  Often an expert therapist can find ways to deal with different speaking symptoms simultaneously that can often save a great deal of time.  There are those who may only approach one speaking symptom at a time, when there are others who can address more.  

Studies Show The Relationship With The Therapist is Often as Important as The Actual Therapy

1.  Make sure you like the therapist and the material covered in therapy is useful at home for speaking and talking.
2.  The best therapists train the spouse or caregiver since those who make the most progress and recovery are able to have lots of speaking practice at home.
3.  Since speaking is conversational, make sure you have the opportunity to use what you are doing in therapy with your spouse or family member at home.
4.  Cognitive therapies can often be done within a conversation, so make sure your therapist is also working on talking.  

Decide to Stay With Your Therapist or Get Another Opinion from a Different One who Does Apraxia or Aphasia Speech Therapy

If you are deciding whether a different therapist or therapy may be preferable, it may be a good idea to get an expert second opinion.  The more knowledge you can acquire, the better decisions you will be able to make about therapists and who the best one is for you and your loved one.

Your Gut Reaction (Intuition) to Apraxia Speech Therapy and Deciding Whether or Not To Stay With a Therapist

Sometime we just know when something is right or wrong for us.  Decide on a therapist.  Always be willing to discuss your progress and goals.  If you are in the right place, therapy should be fun, and interactive and the ability to speak should improve with each visit!

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