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Callier Center for Communication Disorders

Adult Programs and Services

Our speech-language pathologists provide comprehensive evaluations, as well as specialized individual and group therapy services for adults with communication disorders.

We will partner with you to provide expert diagnostic services and develop a therapeutic plan to optimize your progress.

Individual Therapy
Group Programs

Our speech-language pathologists provide in-depth, comprehensive evaluations to accurately describe and diagnose various communication disorders, as well as provide appropriate treatment recommendations and referrals.

Evaluations are conducted in the following areas:

  • Communication disorders
    • Purpose: To assess adults with speech and/or language disorders (i.e. due to stroke brain, injury, cerebral palsy or other neurological and/or developmental disorders) and determine a therapeutic plan to improve communications skills.
  • Augmentative and alternative communication disorders
    • Purpose: To assess adults with significant speech/language impairments who may need an alternative or supportive means to communicate, such as through picture board systems and computerized communication devices.

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Individual Therapy
Our speech-language pathologists work with adults individually to provide intensive, one-on-one therapeutic intervention. Our therapists will partner with you to develop an individualized therapy plan with short and long-term goals addressing areas of need.

Therapy activities will center on functional, contextual activities to improve skills and facilitate generalization to home, work and community environments.

Individual therapy can be provided for a variety of diagnoses including - but not limited to:

  • Aphasia
  • Articulation delay/disorder
  • Accent reduction
  • Motor speech disorders (apraxia, dysarthria)
  • Fluency disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Augmentative/alternative communication therapy
  • Cognitive-communication impairments
  • Hearing impairment
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Brain injury and other neurological disorders
  • Social communication disorders

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Group Programs
Our speech-language pathologists work with adults in specialized therapeutic groups to address individualized goals as well as facilitate social interaction. This provides an optimum environment for learning and using skills in functional, meaningful contexts. 

Family members are an integral part of our group programs by partnering with our clinicians to develop goals and to help facilitate carryover and use of skills in the home environment.

Communication Learning Program (CLP)
The Communication Learning Program (CLP) is a community-based program designed for those who have experienced strokes, traumatic brain injury or other acquired brain injury.

  • Focuses on functional communication skills through use of compensatory strategies.
  • Facilitated by a licensed speech-language pathologist with support from graduate student clinicians.
  • Includes an initial evaluation typically consisting of an interview and the administration of selected tests in order to characterize the nature of the cognitive-communication problems and to determine the appropriate treatment plan.
  • Includes individual therapy focusing on improving speech, language and cognitive skills as well as developing strategies to improve everday communications.
  • Includes group therapy that focuses on successful communication using compensatory strategies within the conversational setting of a group.

Callier Dallas:

  • Session: September 2 - December 4, 2014 (no session on November 25 or 27)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • For more information, read our flyer
  • Contact: Kelly Wilson

Callier Richardson:

  • Session: September 2 - December 5, 2014
  • Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Contacts: Lucinda Dean (Mondays and Wednesdays), Felicity Sale (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and Diane Garst Walsh (Fridays)

Accent Reduction

  • Designed to assist non-native speakers in improving their spoken English.
  • The goal is to make accented speech easier to understand by improving sound production, intonation, stress and rate of speech.
  • Location: Callier Center Richardson
  • Days/times: Fridays 8 a.m. - noon
  • Contact: Karen Kaplan  

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