Communication Disorders

Communication disorders are an umbrella diagnosis that encompass a wide array of issues that relate to language, speech, and hearing. These issues fall into distinct categories, including:

  • Aphasia (having issues understanding language)
  • Speech disorders (stuttering, having a lisp, and other spoken communication issues)
  • Learning disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia)
  • Sensory impairments (blindness, deafness, etc.)

Some of the issues that develop as a result of a communication disorder include:

  • Social isolation
  • Bullying by peers
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Learning struggles
  • Poor grades
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

When is it time to get help?

If you suspect that you or your child is struggling in any areas of communication (language, speech, and hearing) it’s important to get a diagnosis. Communication is important and if there are barriers that make it difficult for you or your child to be heard, understood, to express thoughts, ideas, and feelings, and to hear other people do the same – then it’s time to seek support.

Communication disorders treatment methods

There are several treatment options for children & adults with communication disorders, and the mental health issues that may accompany these disorders. Treatments can include:

  • Social skills support
  • Treatment for depression
  • Treatment for anxiety
  • Coping strategies for dealing with bullies and/or discrimination
  • Family counselling
  • Couples counselling

What will I get out of treatment with Insight Psychological?

After an assessment has been completed, one of our therapists will work with you or your child in order to come up with the best possible treatment plan. Once that plan is in place, you or your child can start to feel the symptoms of the psychological impact of having a communication disorder alleviated.

Contact Insight Psychological today. We have several convenient locations across Alberta.

Brooke Hendricks

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Assessments

Loriann Quinlan

Edmonton South, Edmonton West, Online

Adults, Seniors

Terri Mulveney

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), LGBTQ community

Brandi Enns

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Sabrina Brady

Edmonton Central, Edmonton North, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Karla Buchholz

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Nikesha Deenoo

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Sexuality

Nicole Donovan

Edmonton South, Online, Sherwood Park

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

Kathryn Maier

Edmonton North, Online

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, Assessments

Cody Cobler

Edmonton North, Online, Sherwood Park

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, LGBTQ community

Dawn Doucet Banting

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community

Meghan Odsen

Edmonton South, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Chantelle Owen

Edmonton Central, Online, Edmonton West

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Luke Suelzle

Edmonton South, Online, Edmonton Central

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, Sexuality

Kim Phua

Edmonton North, Online

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Brilene Wohlgemuth

Edmonton South, Sherwood Park, Online

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, LGBTQ community, Assessments

Dr. Hendriatta Wong

Corporate Services

Shirley Leonard

Corporate Services

Tara-Lee Goerlitz

Corporate Services

Trina Wilson Orieux

Corporate Services

Adults

Leah Cadieux

Perinatal Services

Adults

Tracey Howell

Perinatal Services

Adults

Sonya Duffee

Perinatal Services

Adults, Families

Julia Braga

Perinatal Services

Jennine Fayad

Perinatal Services

At this time, Insight Psychological does not have therapists who specialize in this specific area, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help you! Please contact us to talk with our Intake Personnel to find a therapist that is a good fit for you and your unique circumstances.