Let your loved ones reconnect with you and the world after a Stroke.
Apheleia Speech helps with effective and long-lasting recovery from aphasia.
Our team and online program is open to serve residents anywhere in Alberta.
After a loved one has a Stroke, do you notice…
You have difficulty understanding what your loved one is saying?
While aphasia may affect the way people speak and understand, it does not impact their intelligence. Your loved one may know more than they are able to say, but have difficulty communicating what they mean.
Does your loved one appear to have the words on “the tip of their tongue”?
They may be having a hard time finding the words to use or may be using sounds or words that aren’t quite right.
Does your loved one feel isolated from conversations?
They may feel that they can’t converse with people the way they used to or that conversations are happening around them without their involvement. This may make them feel frustrated or ignored.
Aphasia can build barriers between your loved one and they way they would naturally communicate.
Apheleia Speech’s Aphasia Program gives back the gift of communication to your loved one. The aim is to be able to better participate in conversations with family and friends in the long run.
How It Works
30-minute Live Video Call
Every week, your loved one will meet with our therapist face-to-face via Zoom. This time will be used for whatever is necessary depending on the progress or issues.
Exercises and Materials
We provide exercises and working materials that can help you practice your aphasia therapy consistently with your loved ones everyday at home.
2x Video Reviews Weekly
Twice per week you will record a short video of your speech exercise together and submit it to us. We’ll review it and provide any necessary feedback right away to make sure we’re going in the right direction.
Send your Speech Therapist a chat message any day, any time, and from anywhere. If you have questions, we want to make sure they get answered as quickly as possible.
Andrea graduated with a bachelor of science with specialization in Psychology, and furthered her studies with a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology, both from the University of Alberta.
She is well-equipped with knowledge in the fields of stroke rehabilitation, aphasia, and acquired apraxia of speech. Her specializations extend to communication strategy training for families and support personnel, as well as mentorship for students and volunteers.
On her free time, she loves to read, solve crosswords, listen to podcasts and watch comedy and reality TV shows. She also travels when she has an opportunity, and maintains an active lifestyle with exercise.
About Apheleia Speech
Apheleia Speech provides accessible and flexible speech therapy to help people communicate better with their loved ones.
To support their progress towards better communication, we teach families the tips, techniques and methods to perform proper speech therapy practices at home.