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Caregiver Burnout

When you are a caregiver to a patient, the amount of stress that indirectly affects your life can be overwhelming. You may not realize it at first, but putting your all into caring for another person can cause your “full” tank of gas to run on empty.

Sfs Therapies offers therapeutic solutions for those affected by the burnout.  Call our office today and see how our Clinicians can assist you: (702) 979-4268.

 

By on September 15, 2017 in Speech Therapy, What to Expect, Who We Are

Back to school season doesn’t have to be hectic

The back-to-school season doesn’t have to be hectic.  Say hello early before the school year begins.  It’s never a bad idea to set aside some time to meet and greet the key people in your child’s school for the upcoming year.  Greetings and social interactions are such a big focus of the work we do.  Yet we take this action for granted.  Consistent communication with the school is essential, not just during the school year.

Make arrangements to visit the school before it opens.  Practice the combination of the lockers.  Obtain a schedule of school events, both curricular and extracurricular. Of course, it is best to start with small requests before asking for the big favors as the year continues on (things like helping with packing their lunch for the day, being alert when class is about to start, or managing a difficult classmate).

Once you find the school professionals are good listeners then you can begin to explain the uniqueness of your child.  Back-to-school season doesn’t have to be hectic!

 

Providing you with the means to achieve, We’re #NotYourAverageClinic

By on September 14, 2017 in General, Resources, Speech Therapy, What to Expect, Who We Are

Neurogenic Stuttering

Because it results from a very specific set of diseases and disorders, the symptoms of neurogenic stuttering might vary widely from individual to individual.  Neurogenic stuttering has the potential to be considered as a possible diagnosis; if one or more of these symptoms are exhibited:

Excessive levels of normal disfluencies or interruptions in the forward flow of speech, such as interjections and revisions;
Other types of disfluencies, such as repetitions of phrases, words, and parts of words (sounds or syllables, prolongations of sounds), etc;
Hesitations and pauses in unexpected or inappropriate locations in an utterance;
Cessation of speech during the production of a word without finishing the word;
Intrusive or extraneous additional sounds during speech production;
Rapid bursts of speech which may be unintelligible;
Extraneous movements of lips, jaw, or tongue while attempting to speak, including posturing.
By on September 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

Speech Interuppted

Neurogenic stuttering is what we call it when a person has difficulty producing speech in a normal, smooth fashion. Individuals with fluency disorders may have speech that sounds fragmented (almost as if they are being cut off mid sentence) or halting, with frequent interruptions and problems producing words without a struggle.

 

Some injuries or diseases that could bring on Neurogenic Stuttering may include:
Cerebrovascular accident (stroke), with or without aphasia
Head trauma
Ischemic attacks (temporary obstruction of blood flow in the Brain)
Tumors, cysts, and other neoplasms
Degenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis
Other diseases, such as meningitis, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, and AIDS
Drug-related causes such as side-effects of some medications
By on September 12, 2017 in General, Speech Therapy, What to Expect, Who We Are