Overview

There are many conditions that can cause aphasia, or a loss of language, such as brain injury, stroke, or neurodegenerative conditions. Verbal output can be fluent or non-fluent and language loss may include changes in verbal expression, listening comprehension, reading, and/or writing. Communication can be improved through direct remediation of language facilities and compensatory strategies for the person with aphasia and their loved ones. A loss or change in communication can be difficult, and the speech-language pathologists at Washington University can help to assess and diagnose specific areas of deficit. The speech-language pathologist will then provide cutting edge treatment programs from over a dozen evidence-based approaches, and monitor progress through monthly and quarterly assessments. 

Your Visit

You will begin your visit with a discussion of your current experiences and changes.  Then, you will complete standardized assessments and self-rating scales to further understand and diagnose the presence and severity of aphasia. Following assessment, you and your speech-language pathologist will discuss treatment options, establish goals, and determine your visit frequency in order to make maximal progress. 

Call us today to schedule your appointment!

314-286-1940

Speech-Language Pathologists

Christina Graves, MA, CCC-SLP
Sarah Hackert, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS
Carrie Mosley, MA, CCC-SLP