Adult Speech Therapy

tuLIPS Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy For Adults

We have been providing communication services to adults for over a decade.

Over this time, we have been rated the #1 Speech Provider in the Bay Area.

We’ve identified a common misconception is Speech Therapy is just for children.

tuLIPS Speech Therapy is proud to provide services to both adults seeking our services.

Stuttering / Disfluency

Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases, lasts throughout life. The disorder is characterized by disruptions in the production of speech sounds, also called “disfluencies.”

Accent Modification / Speech Clarity

Everyone speaks with an accent. Today, people move from state to state and from country to country. One thing that we take with us no matter where we move is our accent.

Accents reflect the unique characteristics and background of a person. Many people take great pride in their accents. However, some people may have difficulty communicating because it’s difficult to be understood when speaking English. Services concentrate on the pronunciation, stress, rhythm, and intonation of speech.

Gender Affirming Voice Therapy

Voice and communication training for male-to-female (MtF) clients and for female-to-male (FtM) clients look at a variety of aspects of communication, including vocal pitch, intonation and resonance, and nonverbal communication.

Tongue Thrust

When a person does not develop a mature swallow and instead rests the tongue against the front teeth possibly causing a misalignment of the teeth and a frontal lisp.

Brain Injury / Neurological Disorder

People with a brain injury often have cognitive (thinking) and communication problems that significantly impair their ability to live independently. These problems vary depending on how widespread brain damage is and the location of the injury.

Voice Disorder

Treatment to assist with vocal cord nodules and polyps, vocal cord paralysis, paradoxical vocal fold movement and spasmodic dysphonia.

A voice disorder is a deviation in voice pitch, loudness, or quality that interferes with a person’s quality of life. Individuals with a voice disorder may sound “hoarse” or “froggy”, may clear his or her throat excessively, have “squeaky” voice breaks while speaking, have difficulty being heard from across a room, or sound to “nasally” or “stuffy.” Often structural abnormalities are the cause of such symptoms.

**Please note that an examination by a licensed and certified Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) doctor is highly recommended prior to initiation of speech therapy for voice disorders since voice disorders are often a product of several conditions surrounding the vocal chords including ulcers, blisters, pappillomas, and cancer.