The Joys of Working with Adults

Working with adults is a joy. Adults know what they want, which means they have their own motivation to change their communication.  Have a learning based disability and failed a professional licensing exam, have high functioning autism and struggling to maintain your job after difficulty with social language, or a non-native English speaker having difficulty acquiring English who needs to improve English skills  in order to receive a promotion. All are problems that could warrant a visit to a speech pathologist.

How does a speech pathologist approach these problems?  The steps include assessing the speech, language, and executive function skills, analyzing the error patterns, identifying  language and learning strengths and weaknesses; and finally creating a treatment plan that will engage the client. Working with adults is a collaborative process, and the way to change is not always easy, but it is always fascinating.

Published by Kai Long

Kai currently lives in MA and is interested in collaborating with others to develop a deeper understanding of our speech and language needs.