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Word of Mouth Speech and Feeding Therapy provides private therapy services for children and adults with speech, language and swallowing disorders. Located in central New Jersey, this practice offers in-home treatment for clients with a variety of needs. The practice combines evidence based treatment methods and compassionate care to provide high quality therapy services.

In Home Services

Located in Central New Jersey, Word of Mouth Speech Therapy provides in-home services for children and adults. This personal-touch practice incorporates evidence-based techniques and compassionate care in order to maximize patient outcomes.

Mission Statement

Founded by licensed SLP Lynn Abrahamsen, her mission is to provide quality care that is fun, effective, and meaningful to her patients. Through thoughtful and individualized treatment plans, she strives for her patients to be confident and effective communicators, to eat the safest and least restrictive diet, and to enjoy the highest quality of life.

Full Service Speech Therapy

Lynn specializes in speech and language disorders, feeding and swallowing disorders, fluency, and cognitive rehabilitation for child patients.

Speech

Speech therapy services help clients who have difficulty producing speech sounds and being understood clearly by others. Clients should consider therapy services if they experience the following signs and symptoms:

  • Slow and slurred speech
  • Slow, slurred, low, or monotone speech
  • Difficulty imitating and saying speech sounds
  • Difficulty moving the tongue and lips when speaking
  • Shortness of breath when speaking
  • Rapid speech that is difficult to understand
  • Nasal, raspy or strained voice
  • Frequently having to repeat yourself when speaking

Language

Language difficulties can affect a client’s ability to comprehend and produce speech, read, and write. Clients should consider therapy services if they experience the following signs and symptoms:

  • Using gestures instead of words to communicate
  • Speaking in short or incomplete sentences
  • Difficulty following directions
  • Difficulty asking and answering questions
  • Challenges with interacting socially with peers and adults


Feeding and Swallowing

Dysphagia refers to difficulty feeding and swallowing and may occur as a result of various medical conditions. Clients should consider therapy services if they experience the following signs and symptoms:

  • Pain or difficulty swallowing
  • Coughing, choking or gagging when eating
  • The sensation of food getting stuck in the throat
  • Drooling
  • Food refusals
  • Unexpected weight loss

Cognitive Rehab

Cognitive rehabilitation therapy is effective for clients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, stroke or other cognitive impairment. Clients should consider therapy services if they experience the following signs and symptoms:

  • Reduced attention
  • Difficulty with planning and problem solving
  • Confusion
  • Loss of short-term or long-term memory
  • Impaired judgment

Fluency

Stuttering is defined as an interruption in the forward flow of speech. Clients should consider therapy services if they experience the following signs and symptoms:

  • Part-word repetitions – "I w-w-w-want a drink."
  • Word repetitions – "Go-go-go away."
  • Prolonged sounds – "Ssssssssam is nice."
  • Blocks or stops – (pause) "Come here."
  • Secondary characteristics, or accessory behaviors, occur during stuttering moments and can include eye blinks, looking away from the listener, tensing muscles in the articulators or elsewhere in the body, moving hands, etc.

About

Lynn Abrahamsen M.A. CCC-SLP is a practicing Speech Language Pathologist licensed in the state of New Jersey. She is a certified member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) who obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology at Stockton University and her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at Kean University.

As a certified speech-language pathologist, Lynn has extensive clinical experience treating medically fragile patients with cognitive-communication and swallowing difficulties in skilled nursing facilities and inpatient and outpatient settings. She evaluates and treats patients in English and Spanish and she is a certified VitalStim provider. She enjoys keeping up-to-date on the latest clinical research and prides herself on continuing to learn and grow as a therapist. Lynn’s proudest accomplishment is her strong record of community service and dedication to helping her patients grow and reach their greatest potential.

INSURANCES WE ACCEPT

Cigna
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
Aetna
Medicare