My son attended Speech and Language Therapy sessions which improved his words and sentences. I would recommend The Speech Clinic.
The Therapist has been working with Joan for the last 9 months or so. She has been amazing; she is so patient, positive and encouraging in all her sessions. When the Therapist first came to see Joan 6 months after she had a massive stroke, the only words she could say at this point were “Oh my God” and “Hello” (automatic speech). Her standard conversation consisted of “Duh, duh, duh” and her nonverbal communication skills were not good. The Therapist has worked on basic sounds and on words that are important to Joan. Although Joan will never have the fluency to have a high-level conversation again, she now has 40 or so words and short phrases that she can say with about 90% accuracy and continues to improve. Joan’s confidence in communicating has grown and, thanks to the Therapist putting a communication book together for her, her nonverbal communication ability has grown dramatically. She manages to get simple requests or needs across very well by using a mixture of gestures, words and her communication book. Although abstract or more complicated conversation can be trickier, she is prepared to put the effort required into making herself understood and mostly achieves this. We are very grateful to the Therapist, for enabling Joan to come this far and to continue in her progress.