Professional Challenges

Speech and Language:

Most every professional setting values good communication skills. One’s speech conveys a lot about themselves – our accent, voice and fluency conveys the story of who we are, so it’s important to put our best foot forward with clear speech in the professional setting. Being able to speak and write the appropriate words and sentences for each situation is paramount to show our professionalism and skill in our job. A Speech Language Pathologist understand this, and is able to work with you to achieve your communication goals and put your best foot forward at work.


Hearing and Auditory Processing Difficulties:

In conjunction with an Audiologist, ad Speech Language Pathologist can help with overcoming hearing and auditory processing difficulties to be a better communicator at work. Proper diagnosis with an Audiologist can help you isolate the processing level. A Speech Language Pathologist can then work in consult with you to implement strategies to increase your level of functioning at work, as well as work towards remediating underlying processing issues which will improve your communication and quality of life in the long term.


Attention Disorders:

Whether diagnosed in childhood or later in life, The Speech Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist can work with you to improve your ability to work through a task, keep track of day and tasks, and help you to appraise the quality of work produced. By supporting the remediation of underlying processing issues, long term gains can be made to help you achieve professional success and improve the quality of your work life.


Autism Spectrum Disorders:

While each person with Autism is different, and has their own unique style, some common challenges can affect the quality of professional life. Coping with unexpected things during the day or trying to figure out a new task can be very difficult, and even anxiety-provoking. Further, accounting for the different expectations of colleagues, customers and clients can be very effortful. By working on remediating the underlying processing issues the affect one’s ability to engage in their work and cope with these stressors, one can meet their professional potential at work. Whether you’ve been diagnosed in childhood or adulthood, a Speech Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist have great insight into the processing breakdowns that affect professional success, and can implement a holistic plan in conjunction with you to help you reach your goals and improve your quality of life.