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Provide intensive speech, language and cognitive therapy to help stroke survivors talk again.
Austin Speech Labs is dedicated to improving quality of lives of stroke survivors and their caregivers. The organization provides intensive speech therapy at affordable cost of $10/hr for long as a stroke survivor needs it as language recovery post stroke is a long journey and insurance only covers limited number of visits. The clients receive individul and group therapy and work on reading, writing and talking again. Stroke survivors are just like any of us, someone's mom, dad, husband, wife, CEO, physician, construction worker, musician, teacher - can be anyone. Our clients are in the age of 18yrs - 85+ with majory being in the age of 30 - 60 yrs of age. With strokes occuring in youger population and losing their jobs due to strokes it is important to provide low cost therapy. May receive free or discounted therapy as well.
We offer therapy in eight week sessions called Boot Camps and we provide five Boot Camps through out the year. Clients receive anywhere froom 3hrs to 6hrs of therapy per day depending on their need. It takes a stroke survivor years to regain their langauge skills just like learning a second language. Austin Speech Labs was formed to bridge the gap between what insurance offers and what stroke survivors need to regain their communication skills.