Written by Jaime Richardson, Speech Therapist
May is Speech Therapy Month. And Speech Therapy Month is a great month for a new beginning! Do you feel fatigued? Have muscle stiffness? Difficulty swallowing? Trouble getting your words out? Or trouble putting things in order to complete daily tasks that typically are routine? If so, you are not alone. These things can happen if you have Stroke, Brain Injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or other Neuromuscular conditions.
The good news is that these symptoms that can be treated. Many people living with these problems can gain more independence and enjoyment in everyday activities by attending Speech Therapy. And Speech Therapy Month is a great month for giving it a try!
We may be the place just for you. Our Speech Therapists at Therapy Achievements will give you an individualized evaluation. Using the results from the evaluation, a treatment plan will be tailored to your needs. The evaluation may include assessment of your muscle strength, flexibility and coordination for speech and swallowing and your ability to concentrate, pay attention to and remember information.
Please talk to your doctor about your symptoms and see if therapy is the right course for you. Therapy Achievements wants to be your advocate and help provide the plan of care specific to your needs at this time. Contact us for more information today! May Speech Therapy Month be the beginning of something beautiful for you!
Jaime Richardson MS, ccc-SLP
Jaime Richardson joined Speech Therapy at Therapy Achievements in 2015. She has a degree in Sociology with minor in Psychology from the University of North Alabama and Master’s in Speech Language Pathology from Alabama A and M University. She specializes in swallowing disorders and cognitive rehabilitation. She works with people with Brain Injury, Memory Impairment, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease. She is certified in VitalStim , Myofascial Release, and the LSVT Program.
Jaime loves to read, play the piano and enjoys composition with interests in sound and proper hearing mechanics for functional healthy daily living. She is a native of North Alabama and loves the outdoors!
Therapy Achievements is a Rehabilitation Center that provides Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy for Balance and Movement, Speech and Swallowing, Swelling from Lymphedema and Edema, Driving Rehabilitation and Functional Living Skills for visual and cognitive re-training. We help people with Brain Injury, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Lymphedema, Head and Neck Cancer, Vertigo and Dizziness, and other disorders that interfere with mobility and function. We offer VitalStim Technology, Saebo Technology, LSVT LOUD Treatment, LSVT BIG Treatment, and Neuro-Developmental Treatment.