Speech & Language Therapy

Ability to communicate is imperative in life which substantially enhances an individual’s potential for education, employment, and independence.

Speech and Language Therapy

Communication is a two-way means of sharing information in the form of thoughts, opinions, or ideas between two or more individuals, with the purpose of building an understanding. The ability to communicate is imperative in life as this substantially enhances an individual’s potential for education, employment, and independence. The major goal in Speech and Language Therapy is to ensure that this exchange of ideas is maintained throughout with the help of spoken words, AAC forms including sign language, gestures, picture exchange or communication devices, depending on the child’s ability. In Speech and Language therapy, the word ‘Speech’ involves the process in which how we produce words, sounds and ‘Language’ involves the comprehension and expression of concepts in a specific language. Our specialist speech and language therapists are trained in assessing, diagnosing, and treating children through their speech and language difficulties. They conduct comprehensive assessment of your child’s strengths and difficulties and develop a treatment program to enhance your child’s communication using the best form possible form with the child.

Speech and Language Therapists work on a variety of difficulties as follows:

Voice disorder treatment

Voice disorder

Any form of difficulty resulting from an abnormal sound production affecting the vocal quality, pitch, loudness, resonance, which is inappropriate for an individual’s age and/or sex. Our therapists can support you with vocal hygiene and voice management strategies to overcome your child’s communication breakdown.

Hearing loss

Hearing loss

HL has profound relation with receptive and expressive communication skills and might have an impact on the academic achievement and social skills if left unattended. Our speech and language therapists can support your child with Auditory Verbal Therapy strategies, to enhance his/her communication skill.

Hearing loss

Unclear Speech & Misarticulation

Child shows difficulty in producing a sound correctly which affects speech clarity, rate, rhythm, volume or intonation; or child demonstrates difficulty in speech sound production which is characterized by distortion, addition, omission and substitution of phonemes that in turn affects one’s speech intelligibility. The therapists can work closely with the articulatory and phonological components to improve the speech efficiency of your child.

Voice disorder treatment

Receptive Delay

It is the difficulty to comprehending a language. When a child has receptive delay he/she fails to understand information passed and is characterized by showing difficulty in attending and following instructions.

Hearing loss

Expressive Delay

It is the difficulty in expressing a language. Child faces issues in using language to express what they need or what they are thinking.

 

Hearing loss

Other Speech and Language Problems

Any other difficulties that can have an effect on one’s speech and language and hinders the communication efficiency.

 

Fluency Disorder, Stuttering

Fluency Disorder, Stuttering

Fluency disorder is characterized by any disruptions in the natural flow of speech. It can include sound prolongations, repetitions, and/or blockage of sounds, syllables, words, or phrases. It is very important to discriminate stuttering from a normal -non fluency and our speech and language therapists would guide you to enforce strategies that reduces their fluency disruption.

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Oral Sensori-motor difficulties

There often could be sensory-motor challenges associated with speech difficulties. Our qualified speech therapists will look into the muscle strength and assess various parameters to evaluate their ability in various oral skills to identify the cause of difficulties in swallowing, chewing or excessive drooling