WELCOME TO BRIGHTER PATHWAYS

RECEIVE INDIVIDUALIZED SPEECH THERAPY IN YOUR HOME AND COMMUNITY

Patient-centered care provided in your home, sets us apart from the rest
Hazley Yeager, M.S., CCC-SLP
Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist
Hazley Yeager, Brighter Pathways Speech & Swallowing Services Therapist.
about us

We Believe In Compassion And The Ability To Connect

Hazley believes in helping adults regain communication to maintain their social lives and strengthen their interactions with family and friends. Her dedication to evidence-based practice and patient-centered care sets her apart from other SLPs. Hazley’s compassion and ability to connect, allows her to build trusting and collaborative relationships with her clients. She goes above and beyond making sure her clients and their families feel comfortable and have answers to their questions.

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How We Can Help

Services

Swallowing Therapy

Swallowing problems can occur at any point throughout the lifespan and may result from a variety of circumstances ranging from neurological disorders, to acute medical events, to a normal process of aging. Speech-language pathologists are involved in the diagnosis and management of dysphagia.



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Cognitive Therapy

Since the brain is controlled by various structures within the brain, any damage to the brain can cause a cognitive-communication impairment. Treatment plans are created based on the severity of the impairment and individual needs of the patient and family considering each case is unique.




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FEES

A Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) assessment is a valuable imaging service used to assess how well you swallow. FEES has been found to be a GOLD STANDARD in assessment and management of oropharyngeal dysphagia. During the procedure, a speech-language pathologist (SLP) passes a thin, flexible instrument through your nose. Then the SLP views parts of your throat as you swallow.

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Speech & Language Therapy

We use many muscles to talk. These include muscles in our face, lips, tongue, and throat, as well as muscles we use for breathing. It is harder to talk when these muscles are weak. Dysarthria happens when you have weak muscles due to brain damage. It is a motor speech disorder and can range from mild to severe.

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SPEAK OUT!®

If you have Parkinson’s disease and notice changes in your voice, speech, or cognition, the SPEAK OUT!® program might be right for you. We are certified in the SPEAK OUT!® program and are happy to offer a free consultation to see if it is a good fit for you.

  • An in-person or virtual evaluation
  • Parkinson's information session
  • Four-week SPEAK OUT!® program
  • Six-week follow-up
  • LOUD Crowd®

How We Work

Process

Step 1. Consultation

Brighter Pathways Speech offers a complimentary phone consultation prior to scheduling an evaluation.

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Step 2. Contact Physician's Office

Once an evaluation is recommended, we require a physician's order prior to the start of treatment.

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Step 3. Evaluation

Once a full evaluation is recommended, the client and caregivers will participate in a comprehensive assessment of skills in many areas in order to identify strengths and weaknesses. This will either be done in-person (at your home) or Telehealth services due to COVID-19 outbreak.

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Step 4. Treatment

A treatment plan will be created and goals will be developed to target strengths and weaknesses in order to promote independence and maximize quality of life.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Testimonials
Above and beyond!

"We are very pleased with Hazley at Brighter Pathways. She has gone above and beyond to find ways to help my husband with his speech and cognitive issues. Always pleasant and helpful, Hazley has offered many good suggestions that have enabled him to progress."

Cindy I.
Pleasant to work with!

"Hazley is very knowledgeable and stays current with therapeutic techniques and practices. She communicates well and is pleasant to work with."

Michele Bell, RD, LDN
Tailored to my needs!

“Hazley was very thorough and explained everything well. She tailored my session to my needs and adjusted where needed based on my situation. I enjoyed working with her and I appreciated her services.”

Bev W.
The definition of an ideal teacher!

"Hazley is very intelligent, passionate, knowledgeable, creative, insightful and she honestly wants to give her patients a REAL chance at communication again. She is very aware that not everyone learns the same way, but is very intuitive and coupled with her vast knowledge of the different tools, methods, and techniques, it is my definition of an ideal teacher. She is very strong and in my humble opinion, that is what patients such as myself, require to recover. She explains things thoroughly, not just providing the instruction as theory. She gives this very complex part of our neurological system the explanation we deserve."

Ray KACYON

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