Online Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Help your loved one feel confident again with a stronger and clearer voice, right at the comfort of your home.

Available in Ontario and Alberta.

Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease?

Your doctor may have warned you: the breathiness, soft voice, lack of facial expression and other symptoms will get worse overtime.

With 89% of people with PD experiencing these speech and voice difficulties, they may:

shy away from social interactions

feel more sad and lonely

think that they can’t communicate properly

They also experience swallowing problems, making even eating and drinking risky with choking hazards.

But hope is never lost. You’ll hear them speak with intent and confidence again with Apheleia Online Speech Therapy.

Speak Clearly and Live Confidently

Speech therapy is a simple and effective way to help your loved one take control of their life and feel empowered even after the diagnosis.

Speech Therapy for Parkinsons Disease

How Speech Therapy Can Help

Your Speech-Language Pathologist can help you support your loved one and reduce the effects of Parkinson’s Disease on speech and expression.

Your loved one will be able to:

retain vocal loudness

manage their talking speed better

reintroduce facial expressions and body language

reduce slurring and unclear voice

strengthen the muscles involved in speech

Speech therapy and regular exercises will help them feel more confident in making natural speech.

Recovery may vary due to different types of PD and level of severity. Here are the key ways Apheleia Speech Therapy can help:

Speech Therapy for Parkinsons Disease

Be Heard Through LSVT® LOUD

LSVT® LOUD is a time-tested program that helps people with PD achieve vocal loudness without harm. Speech therapists in our team at Apheleia Speech are trained in the LSVT® Loud program.

Backed by 20 years of study, this intensive voice treatment will help your loved one feel more confident and comfortable using a louder voice

Discover New Ways to Talk Through AAC

Speech therapy can also help with the later stages of Parkinson’s through AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication).

These devices (e.g. voice amplifiers, alphabet boards) can provide other effective ways to communicate for someone with severe PD.

It’s important to get a proper evaluation as soon as possible. By reaching out to a speech-language pathologist, your loved one will be understood better by friends and family sooner.

Swallowing Therapy for person with parkinsons disease

How Swallowing Therapy Can Help

Therapy can also address challenges with dysphagia, a swallowing disorder often associated with later stages of Parkinson’s Disease.

It can help your loved one:

have an easier time when eating and drinking
reduce the risk of choking (from food or saliva)

Your speech pathologist can also teach you about dietary habits and recommendations to improve their overall eating and drinking experience.

With regular practice at home, your loved one will be happy to join you again at the dining table.

Swallowing Therapy for person with parkinsons disease

Benefits of Apheleia Online Speech Therapy

Apheleia Online Speech Therapy personalized Treatment

Personalized Treatment

Your speech-language pathologist will work with you to build a flexible and personalized plan according to your loved one’s assessment and progress.

faster progress

Faster Progress

We make it super easy for you to help them at home by teaching YOU the simple strategies you can use together during the rest of the week.

evening and weekend availability

Evening & Weekend Availability

No need to reshuffle your own schedule to squeeze in therapy when you can book for evenings and weekends directly online.

super convenient

Super Convenient

No more driving and parking headaches when online therapy sessions are available at home or wherever you have an internet-connected smartphone, tablet or computer. Our entire process is also online, including appointment booking, billing, and payment.

affordable speech therapy rates

More Affordable

At only $125 per week, your Speech Therapist “sees” you three times each week: once on live video and twice via additional therapist feedback. Compare that to around $100 for just a single session with a traditional speech therapist.

The best therapy starts with the
best therapist.

We connect you with our amazing team with:

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licensed Canada-based therapists, registered in Ontario (CASLPO) and Alberta (ASCLPA)

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LSVT® LOUD program training

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multiple languages spoken (English, French & Spanish)

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a collaborative speech therapy space. Our therapists are constantly learning with each other so you get the knowledge and experience of our ENTIRE team.

Lauren Templeton - Owner and Speech-Language Pathologist at Apheleia Speech Therapy

Lauren Templeton

Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO (Ontario)

Gillian Girotto Speech-Language Pathologist at Apheleia Speech Therapy

Gillian Girotto

Speech-Language Pathologist, R.SLP, S-LP (C) (Alberta) , Reg. CASLPO (Ontario)

 Andrea Simioni Speech-Language Pathologist at Apheleia Speech Therapy

Andrea Simioni

Speech-Language Pathologist, R.SLP (Alberta)

Andrea Perez-Leon  Speech-Language Pathologist at Apheleia Speech Therapy

Andrea Perez-Leon

Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO (Ontario)

Elisa De Luca  Speech-Language Pathologist at Apheleia Speech Therapy

Elisa De Luca

Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO (Ontario)

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Therapist

Lauren Templeton - Owner and Speech-Language Pathologist at Apheleia Speech Therapy

Lauren Templeton

Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO (Ontario)

Gillian Girotto Speech Language Pathologist at Apheleia Speech

Gillian Girotto

Speech-Language Pathologist, R.SLP, S-LP (C) (Alberta) , Reg. CASLPO (Ontario)

Andrea Simioni Speech Language Pathologist at Apheleia Speech

Andrea Simioni

Speech-Language Pathologist, R.SLP (Alberta)

Andrea Perez-Leon Speech Language Pathologist at Apheleia Speech

Andrea Perez-Leon

Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO (Ontario)

elisa de luca Speech Language Pathologist at Apheleia Speech

Elisa De Luca

Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO (Ontario)

sarah basile speech language pathologist

Sarah Basile

Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO (Ontario)

Rachel Dube speech language pathologist

Rachel Dubé

Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO (Ontario)

Clare Wolff Speech Language Pathologist Alberta

Clare Wolff

Speech-Language Pathologist, R.SLP (Alberta)

Chelsey Salli Speech Language Pathologist Alberta

Chelsey Salli

Speech-Language Pathologist, R.SLP (Alberta)

$125 per week. Simple.

Here’s what you get!

  • 1x live Zoom session with your therapist
  • 2x therapist feedbacks / coaching based on your recorded video check-ins

This means that for $125, your Speech Therapist “sees” you 3-times per week, providing more support and guidance than a traditional speech therapy approaches.

No long term contracts. No surprise fees or extras. Cancel any time. Pay online with a credit card.

Start Speech Therapy with Peace of Mind

30-Day Trial Period

For peace of mind, if you determine that our Online Speech Therapy is not a good fit for your family, you may request a full refund within the first 30 Days. No questions asked. We’re confident you will see results and the benefits of our approach to Online Speech Therapy.

Covered by Many Extended Health Insurance Plans

Private Speech Therapy Services are covered by many employers’ benefit plans and extended health insurance coverage, similar to massage therapy or physiotherapy.

Lauren Templeton - Owner and Speech-Language Pathologist at Apheleia Speech Therapy

Lauren Templeton

Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist

Get Started with a FREE 20-minute Online Consultation.

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