Speech therapy is the professional care to people with communication and swallowing difficulties. Our speech therapist assesses, diagnoses and treat speech disorders, communication and swallowing difficulties in paediatric and geriatric population.
Both children and adults with communication disorders can be benefited from speech therapy. It can also help people with hearing impairments or those who have difficulty swallowing. Treatment will be provided for people with the following problems:
• Developmental language disorder
Children with developmental language disorder (DLD) have difficulty showing typical language development when there are no obvious accompanying causative conditions such as intellectual disability, neurological damage, hearing impairment or serious emotional disorders. They may have difficulties in following complex directions, organized thoughts in sentences and reporting events.
People with speech sound disorder may have difficulty producing certain word sounds. For example, they may substitute one sound for another — like saying “wabbit” instead of “rabbit” or “thith” instead of “this.” Early speech therapy intervention will benefit people with misarticulation and increase their speech intelligibility.
• Fluency disorder
People with fluency disorder may have difficulty expressing fluently. Fluency disorders disrupt the speed, flow and rhythm of speech. People with dysfluency may frequently experience psychological, emotional and social problems due to verbal dysfluency.
• Voice disorder
Voice disorders may affect your vocal quality and your ability to speak clearly. They’re usually the result of overusing your voice or issues with your voice box or vocal cords. Speech therapy helps people with voice disorder with voice therapy and therefore increase their vocal clarity.
• Swallowing disorder
People with swallowing disorder have difficulty swallowing foods or/and liquids. Patients may have complaints of the feeling that food or liquid is hard to swallow, pain when swallowing, etc. They may also exhibit coughing, choking and regurgitation during mealtime.
People with aphasia may have difficulty reading, writing, speaking and understanding language. The condition can develop when areas of your brain that process language are damaged by stroke or a traumatic brain injury.
• Apraxia of speech
People with apraxia of speech may have trouble saying what he or she wants to say correctly and consistently. It is a neurological disorder that affects the brain pathways involved in planning the sequence of movements in speech production. The brain knows what it wants to say, but one cannot properly plan and sequence the required speech sound movements.
People with dysarthria may have slow or slurred speech, and therefore affecting speech intelligibility. Our speech therapist will provide treatment to patients depends on the cause and symptom severity, and the type of dysarthria one may have.
• Cognitive-communication disorder
Cognitive-communication disorders are problems with communication that have an underlying cause in a cognitive deficit. People with cognitive-communication disorders may have difficulties in listening, speaking, memory and problem-solving.
• Initial Assessment
• Follow-up Treatment :
Vocal Rehabilitation Therapy
Resonant Voice Therapy
Oral Placement Therapy
Parent Child Interaction Therapy
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