Welcome to Neuro Connections
At Neuro Connections, we believe that communication is the essence of human connection. Our mission is to help people recovering from Brain Injury, Concussion, or Stroke regain communication and cognitive skills to live a full and meaningful life.
We specialize in skilled assessment and treatment for adults and teens with speech, language, cognitive communication, and/or swallowing challenges following a neurological injury or disease.
Our approach is collaborative and person-centered, we work together with our clients to understand their challenges, identify specific goals, and develop evidence-based treatment plans to achieve successful communication and swallowing outcomes.
Our Specialty Services for Adults & Teens
Consultations & Assessments
We offer free consultations prior to scheduling an assessment. This allows us to identify your specific needs in order to tailor the assessment to you.
We will then meet for an assessment. Assessments consist of an interview with the client and/or family, standardized measures, and informal testing. Most assessments take between 1 and 1.5 hours, and results and our recommendations will be reviewed in detail at the end of the appointment.
Therapy focused on cognitive-communication takes place in a collaborative environment where clients receive education, instruction, direct training, and opportunities for practice. We also dedicate time for feedback and communication partner training. Using real-life practice, role-play scenarios, and community outings, we will help you or your loved one improve cognitive-communication skills such as: - word-finding - ability to express themselves - remembering and understanding information - engaging in and sustaining conversation - improving ability to organize thoughts in writing - planning, organizing, and prioritizing tasks - how to weigh options, identify consequences, and make decisions - building confidence in social situations - successfully returning to school or work (and life!)
When providing language therapy for aphasia, we take a person-centered approach, focusing on meaningful and relevant topics and personal interests. Throughout the therapy process, we will use evidence-based approaches in structured and unstructured tasks to help clients regain important communication skills and transfer those skills to "real life." Therapy also includes client and caregiver training, instruction, home programming, and time for questions and answers. When appropriate we will also use AAC to support communication. Clients will regain and develop skills such as: - understanding how to repair a communication breakdown - increasing their verbal expression and auditory comprehension - improved reading and writing abilities - how to use multi-modal communication Our goal is to help clients increase their confidence, participation, connection, and independence.
(Apraxia & Dysarthria)
Speech therapy for apraxia and dysarthria begins by collaboratively identifying meaningful words and topics to target during therapy. We use both structured and unstructured therapy tasks to improve overall speech. Our goal is to help our clients build motor plans for saying words and sounds, learn strategies and tools, and transfer these skills to functional communication and conversation. Time is dedicated to client and caregiver training and setting up home practice programs. When appropriate, we will also use AAC to support communication. Speech therapy for acquired motor speech disorders will help you or your loved one develop: - clearer speech - increased confidence - improved functional communication - increased participation in activities of choice - ability to participate in social gatherings - decreased frustration - ability to repair communication breakdowns
Meet Your Speech Therapist
Danielle Hyde, MA SLP (C), Red. CASLPO, CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist
Danielle has been working with adults with neurological impairments since graduating with her Master's in Speech-Language Pathology in 2012. Through her experience in a variety of medical settings, Danielle's true passion lies in helping her clients reintegrate into their communities and workplaces.
Danielle believes in a collaborative approach by working alongside her clients to identify goals that are meaningful to them, allowing her to tailor her therapy approach to have the greatest impact in their lives. Danielle is dedicated to helping her clients gain independence, reduce their frustrations, successfully return to work or school, and return to the activities and social interactions that are important to them.
Danielle is a member in good standing with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (CASLPO), a nationally certified member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC), a member of the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists (OSLA), and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Shes has also completed the Cognitive Communication Disorders CCD 1, 2, & 3 by Sheila MacDonald.
Here is the Process to Get Started
with Neuro Connections
We will begin with a free consultation to gather basic information, explain how we can help, and address any questions or concerns.
We will conduct a comprehensive assessment to identify your current skill levels and needs. Results will be shared with you at the end of the session.
Make a Plan
Together, we will identify specific goals that address your needs and are meaningful and functional for your daily life. We will also make a plan for where and how often we will meet.
We will tailor each therapy session to meet your unique needs and monitor progress throughout the process. We will regulary review your progress with you and adjust goals as needed.
Transition & Discharge
We will decrease the frequency of therapy as you achieve your goals. We will also engage in discussions about transition and discharge and provide guidance on maintaining gains after discharge.
Where We Meet You
Meeting online is convenient, flexible, and allows access to a specialist no matter where you are and without the needs for transportation.
Our calm and quiet clinic is set up for focused work in an environment with minimal distractions. We are located in Etobicoke, ON.
Therapy at home allows you to learn skills in a familiar environment with family involvement and the option for community outings.