If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’re probably aware of the myriad ways a corporate speech-language pathologist can help you directly improve your professional communication skills, from voice and articulation training to professional presentation skills. However, speech-language pathologists are also trained to help improve communication in other indirect ways that many are unfamiliar with. For example, many people with organizational issues can benefit from the services of a corporate speech-language pathologist.
Organization is a type of executive function, a subset of cognitive skills managed by the frontal lobes of the brain. Other areas of executive function include planning, self-regulation and mental focus. Whether you are aware of having a specific disorder that affects organizational skills, like ADD, or simply feel that you have a hard time staying organized, organizational skills may be an area you need to work on. Some people are naturally stronger in certain areas of executive function than they are in others. However, this doesn’t mean they can’t be improved upon. With proper training and practice, most areas of executive function can be developed and enhanced.
Organizational difficulties can create problems in both communication and professional performance. Issues with organization can complicate daily professional tasks, from efficiently executing a presentation to coordinating daily work responsibilities and tasks. In communication, poor organization can create a lack of coherence and clarity in your intended message. A corporate speech-language pathologist can help strengthen organizational skills by breaking down the individual components of organization and targeting each with specific exercises and tasks. As skills are learned, their relationship to communication will be explored and improved upon. A speech-language pathologist may also help to develop and utilize external strategies to help with organizational skills, such as planners and reminders.
If you think you or someone you know may have difficulty with any aspect of communication, give us a call at 212-308-7725 or visit us on the web at www.corporatespeechsolutions.com. Let our team of corporate speech-language pathologists help you turn communication into your most powerful professional tool. Don’t live in NYC? No problem! Our services are Skype ready, so CSS can help you improve your communication from anywhere in the world.