Breathing Re-Education (Buteyko Breathing)

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Breathing Re-Education (Buteyko Breathing)

This technique focuses on nasal breathing and controlled breathing. It favorably impacts breathing, voice, fluency and swallowing. Speech and language issues aren’t limited to childhood. They also take varied forms in adults of all ages. With a focus on individualized attention, we emphasize proper diagnosis and treatment that gets results.

Adult Speech and Language Evaluations

Adult speech and language diagnoses often include aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, or cognitive impairment from stroke or head injury as well as oromyofunctional disorders.  At Alliance Speech and Hearing, we take a one-on-one approach and provide expert help with the full range of speech and language programs. An individual assessment protocol is designed for each patient, which takes into account one’s medical history, complaints, and symptoms. You enjoy a targeted plan with a priceless end goal: helping you communicate more effectively with family, friends, and colleagues.

LSVT Home Companion Device

LSVT Loud Home Companion Device via Telepractice

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Loud (LSVT Loud)

The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) protocol was developed for patients with Parkinson’s disease. With a high success rate, the program is ideal for patients who are cognitively intact but find that their voices are weak, have trouble being heard by friends or family, or have difficulty speaking clearly or loudly enough to be heard.  We are also eLoud certified, which means that patients can have this specialized therapy provided through tele practice, right from the convenience of their own home!!  With the use of the Home Companion Device, patients are able to perform their exercises with the help of this software, send their results directly to the provider for review.

Buteyko Breathing

Buteyko Breathing for Vocal Cord Dysfunction, PVFM, irritable larynx, stuttering, and oromyofunctional disorders.  This technique focuses on nasal breathing and controlled breathing.  It favorably impacts breathing, voice, fluency and swallowing.

Foreign Accent Modification

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Our Foreign Language Modification program uses weekly sessions, homework, and speech practice to develop ability in spoken American English. Benefits include increased job performance, better interviewing skills, and even career advancement. There are many dialects, but we aim for a Standard American Accent, which can be achieved in several months. You’ll learn to think like an actor and “put on” your accent when you need it. Choose the setting that is most convenient:  our office or your corporate office training sessions available.  The course includes:

    •  Work in adopting American intonation
    • Development of the muscles of the middle tongue (where American English is centered)
    • Lessons on American English grammar
    • Special attention to specific vowel sounds and consonants

Interactive Metronome (IM)

The Interactive Metronome is a computer-based program that enhances motor ability and improves language processing. Designed for patients with auditory processing disorders or ADD / ADHD, it also helps those with motor planning problems. To learn more, visit our IM page.

The Listening Program® (TLP) (Optional)

The Listening Program® (TLP)is a portable, music-based auditory stimulation program that improves listening skills using specially produced classical music. The end result is better sound perception which leads to better speech awareness and the ability to tune-up one’s speech and voice. Click here to learn more.

Transgender Voice and Communication

Male-to-Female and Female-to-Male voice, language and nonverbal communication is taught to improve authenticity and to improve the match between their true self with their expression of self-identity.  Special focus on Resonant Voice Therapy. (LMRVT) Click here for more information.

Irlen Screenings

You may have Irlen Syndrome, which is a visual processing problem that can interfere with communication skills – most notably reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension.  It also can interfere with depth perception and make nighttime driving difficult. A screening that takes 60-90 minutes to perform will determine the presence and severity of Irlen Syndrome.  There may be immediate improvement with the use of Irlen colored overlays.  If you have moderate to severe Irlen Syndrome, you may benefit from a full diagnostic to determine the perfect color combination that filters out sensitive light wavelengths and worn as glasses.  Please visit www.Irlen.com and www.IrlenSyndrome.org for more information.