MEET ABBE SIMON
Abbe Simon, M.A., CCC-SLP, has been a speech language pathologist for 23 years. She has worked in a variety of settings including acute and rehabilitation hospitals, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, aphasia centers, and outpatient clinics, while seeing clients privately. Throughout her career, she has remained passionate about working with adults with neurological language disorders resulting from stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, brain tumors, degenerative disease, and/or age related memory decline.
Abbe specializes in evaluating and treating people who have APHASIA. Her approach revolves around an individual's goals to create functional, engaging, relevant, and purposeful outcomes that go beyond a treatment room. She provides therapy driven by evidenced based practices while modifying programs to suit each individual client’s needs. Abbe prides herself on the relationships she builds with clients and their communication partners.
After years of serving people with aphasia, Abbe learned and witnessed the power of intense and consistent skilled therapy. Her work as communication coach and group leader at renown aphasia centers allowed her to see the benefit of immersing in productive language opportunities that last more than a typical 45 minute session.
Abbe developed RCAP to offer a unique 3-hour/day program so that clients can address multiple goals with a functional approach that targets the use of repetition, errorless learning, and multi-modal communication. Longer therapy sessions allow clients the opportunity to benefit from a relaxed pace, self-driven goals, and the opportunity to maximize neuroplasticity beyond a contained therapy environment.
While she recognizes the importance of traditional speech therapy, Abbe is passionate about applying learned communication strategies and tools into "real life" situations. Intensive programs include time spent outside of the treatment room in order to carry over learned skills. This is what makes RCAP unique. Building and strengthening relationships despite the presence of aphasia.
Abbe recognizes that APHASIA impacts more than the person who has it. Her approach includes communication partner training and education. This aspect of her program requires an investment of time and commitment.
Abbe is a native New Yorker who graduated with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Communication Disorders and Speech Language Pathology, from the University of Buffalo. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Aphasia Access, and is active in continuing education. She is certified to provide voice therapy with the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment . In addition, she works as a group leader for the Triangle Aphasia Project, Unlimited that offers clients a variety of conversation groups. When she is not working, Abbe loves to cook, exercise, be with friends, and enjoy her family.
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