frequently asked questions
Who is Speech Recovery Pathways meant to serve?
Adults with stroke, brain injury, cancer and/or neurodegenerative conditions that are impacting communication and/or cognitive abilities
What does it mean to be a member of Speech Recovery Pathways?
To be a member means you will get connected to support groups, meet other survivors, practice your communication skills and encourage community involvement.
What is the evidence that practicing speech and language skills in a group can make a difference?
There is evidence in the literature that conversation therapy is effective for enhancing communication.
What is the evidence that practicing speech and language skills in a group help well being?
Social isolation is a problem after stroke and brain injury. There is evidence in the literature that conversation therapy is effective for improving life participation and and sense of social connection.
How and why are volunteers used?
Trained volunteers and aphasia survivors play a crucial role in the Speech Recovery Pathways program. These individuals provide access to participation in conversation and interaction for many people with aphasia or other conditions that affect speech, who have experienced a loss of social interaction due to speech difficulties.
Is there any help for families who are struggling to communicate with their loved one, or understand their loved one’s communication?
There is a wealth of resources and/or communication tips for families struggling to communicate with or understand their loved one. We would love to be glad to learn about how communication is going at home for you, and have an SLP provide you with some individualized communication partner training.
What is the cost for Speech Recovery Pathways?
There are no fees to participate in any of our programs. The work we do is solely supported by donations.