Therapy for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Rehabilitation
Speech Therapy Centres of Canada Ltd. is a FSCO licensed company. Services are offered throughout Ontario.
One of our proudest achievements at The Speech Therapy Centres of Canada is the success we’ve had with individuals with communication issues developed as a result of an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).
What is an ABI?
Many parts of the brain are used for communication. Some help you understand what others are saying or writing, and others form your own thoughts into speech or other forms of communication. Injuring any of these parts may make communication on many levels difficult.
Individuals with an ABI have incurred their injury due to trauma or illness, such as from a car crash, sports injury, or fall. Many brain injuries are also acquired as a result of a stroke, tumour, aneurism, surgery, or any other trauma to the brain.
More than anything else, treating those with an ABI involves patience, as well as an understanding of the challenges an individual with an Acquired Brain Injury experiences.
Acquired Brain Injury related communication challenges require highly focused therapies. At Speech Therapy Centres of Canada, we have been working with ABI survivors for many years. Our interactive S-LP team works collaboratively to manage all kinds of cases, including complex clients who may have a variety of diagnoses prior to their ABI. For example they may already have ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or Mental Health Issues.
We develop custom therapies that not only match the needs of communication challenges of individuals with Acquired Brain Injuries, but also address the emotional and self-esteem issues associated with brain injury recovery or brain injury rehabilitation. Our team is involved in continual professional development both internally and via external learning opportunities in both Canada and the U.S. This ability to keep up with the latest research means that our clients receive the benefit of treatments that are designed based on the most up-to-date research.
To ensure our other professional partners are aware of advanced in our field, we host an annual ABI workshop for the community. We also produce White papers to share the role and importance of the S-LP
From the first inquiry on, the journey with Speech Therapy Centres of Canada is professional and smooth. Our experienced ABI admin staff will assist at every step to ensure a seamless experience from beginning to end. Our managed process which includes a clinical director and S-LP managers, means that every client receives consistent service no matter which S-LP is working on the case. This type of oversight is key for complicated ABI clients.
- To ensure they’re error-free, all reports undergo at least two reviews by S-LP mangers and admin
- Our practice follows College of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CASLPO) Preferred Practice Guidelines
- We maintain membership with ANCDS- American Neurological Communication Disorders Society, which is the organization responsible for providing up to date information including guidelines for evidence–based practice
- Our S-LPs have completed courses in Cognitive – Communication Levels 1 and 2
- We maintain up-to-date information regarding FISCO policies and changes. We also maintain knowledge about the AMA guidelines and our role
Where we work:
We have a large team of Speech-language Pathologist (S-LPs) who can travel and work with clients where they are most comfortable. We also have a number of locations across the GTA and Ottawa where we can offer in-office treatment.
We employ S-LPs who are able to communicate in a variety of languages. Call our office to inquire if you require services in a language other than English.
The team at The Speech Therapy Centres of Canada is committed to helping Ontario residents who have experienced acquired brain injury. If you or your family member has experienced an ABI and you are experiencing communication challenges, we encourage you to connect with us. We are committed to helping ABI survivors experience their best life possible.
For more information, contact us at 905-886-5941 or email at info@SpeechTherapyCentres.com.
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