Hello! I am Falon Collins, the owner and founder of Speaking of the Matter Therapy Services, LLC. I am a huge advocate for helping others understand the power of their voice. As a graduate student clinician at an acute care hospital, I was afforded the opportunity to evaluate a gentleman around the age of my father who recently suffered from a stroke. I can still visualize him sitting in his hospital bed unable to speak and his wife and daughter with fear on their faces. I knew then that I was going to do everything in my power to research and implement the best evidenced-based techniques to address his aphasia disorder. Over the past 5 years, my passion has grown each day for serving those affected by cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders as a result of a Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, etc.
I also specialize in providing intervention to teens in the area of social skills and executive functioning skills. I enjoy working with young adults who are experiencing cognitive issues (i.e. problem solving, time management, task initiation).
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Armstrong Atlantic State University and my Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Howard University. I hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and I am licensed by the state of Georgia and Virginia.
Here at Speaking of the Matter Therapy Services, all evaluation and therapy services are individualized and delivered in-home, unlike services from other organizations.
I believe that functional therapy is best provided where and with whom an individual spends his/her most time. I take pride in offering clients comfort and evidenced-based care during their time of difficulty. I provide quality and skilled therapy to clients virtually and in the comfort of their own homes helping them overcome their communication, cognitive, and swallowing challenges. It is truly fulfilling to be a part of someone’s journey as the individual achieves his/her goals.