Providing individualized aphasia therapy in a personal, supportive environment.

UPDATE:  Yones Speech Therapy is not taking clients at this time. Debbie Yones is now the Executive Director of Voices of Hope for Aphasia, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and encourage people with aphasia to participate in life's activities.  She is available to answer questions and provide information about local aphasia resources.  Please contact her at  or at 727.249.1953


Our practice provides highly personalized, quality, evidence-based speech therapy for people with aphasia - a language disorder due to stroke or traumatic brain injury.  Therapy programs are customized based on your needs.  Click here to read more about our services, or contact us for more details.


Our Approach:

Debbie Yones, M.S., CCC-SLP and her trusted team of experienced Speech-Language Pathologists, deliver individualized aphasia therapy based on the principles of the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA). "LPAA places the life concerns of those affected by aphasia at the center of all decision making," meaning that the goals we set and the treatment we deliver are based on your interests and intended to make a real impact on your everyday life.  Debbie has presented on this model at recent and upcoming professional conferences.  Visit our services page to learn more about our approach.


Our Clients:

Our clients range from people whose aphasia began a few weeks ago to those who have been living with aphasia for years. Our aphasia therapy clients have come from as far as Maryland, New York, and California, and as close as Largo and St. Petersburg. 


Our Partner:

Debbie is also honored to be the Program Director and Emeritus Member of the Board Voices of Hope for Aphasia, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing life-participation opportunities to people with aphasia and their caregivers.  Therapy program options may include one or two days of participation in VHA programming. Contact us for more information.




Voices of Hope for Aphasia

A non-profit center dedicated to people with aphasia. Debbie is the Executive Director.


Debbie is an affiliate of this consortium of professionals dedicated to the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia.

Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders & Sciences

Debbie is a member of the ANCDS which estblishes standards for neurologic disorders such as aphasia.

National Aphasia Association

Debbie is an affiliate of the NAA which provides information and resources for people with aphasia.