Speech Therapy

Understanding Speach Therapy

Speech therapy is a program aimed at enhancing speech and language skills and oral motor functions. For children who have started talking but are not clear can work on making their speech clearer, or start learning new words in order to boost their language skills, forming and talking in full sentences, or enhancing their listening skills. Whereas, children who do not start speaking organically may have to learn sign language. Speech Therapy is a treatment procedure to improve communication problems by habilitation or rehabilitation. Such defects may originate in the brain, the ear, or anywhere along the vocal tract and may affect the voice, articulation, language development, or ability to speak after language is learned. Recommendations to speech and language therapists are made when slow or restricted communication growth in children is observed like difficulty with word finding, errors in speech sound production or for augmentative alternative communication needs.

Speech Therapy Facilities

Hearing Impairment and Cochlear Implant
● Stuttering
● Voice Therapy

● Aphasia
● Cerebral palsy
● Mental Retardation

Speech therapist go ahead with treatment only for those clients who showcase a wide range of issues. Kids having either mild, dyslexia, moderate or severe learning difficulties, cleft lip and palate language delay,stammering, specific language disability, specific troubles in constructing sounds, hearing loss, social interaction struggles, voice disorders and selective autism.

Speech Therapy Treatment in India

Your child may have a problem with certain speech or language skills. Or perhaps while talking to your child, you noticed an occasional stutter. Could your child have a problem? And if so, what should you do?

It is wise to intervene quickly. Our speech therapy treatment in India includes an evaluation by a certified speech-language pathologist that can help in determining if your child is having difficulties.

Do's and Dont's In Getting Rid Of Stammering

DON’T

DO’S
  • Don’t waste your energy and time to know the reason of stammering
  • There are no medically proven treatments for stammering
  • Stammering can be controlled only if you’re willing to work on yourself. There are no shortcuts or over night miracle.
  • Never stop practicing
  • In case of no improvement despite of regular visits to the speech therapist. Do not blame the pathologist, the problem lies within you for not believing enough on yourself.
  • Try to understanding your stammer, there is always a presence of a triggering factor.
  • Take help from a Speech Therapist who will guide you in removing your removing along with a Psychologist.
  • Remember, Practice makes man perfect. Don’t give up on it
  • Pay regular visits to your therapist.
  • Believe in yourself
  • Your improvement totally depends on you, how you deal with your stammering and how much effort you put in to recover.

 

Specialty of speech language pathology

A lot of people of people think that speech language pathology is associated with treating people who stammer or stutter. Yes they do treat people having these issues, but the concept of speech language pathology is more than that.

Speech-language pathologists are particularly educated specialists who evaluate and treats individuals with speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders that occur in all ages, from kids to the old-age. These specialists have a master’s degree or doctorate in this field, as well as a proper certification which makes them treat a wide range of delays and disorders. 

A speech-language pathologist can guide with:

  • Language delays and disorders
  • Fluency disorders
  • Swallowing (Dysphagia) disorders
  • Cognitive-impairmentdisorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Hearing Loss
  • Communication disorders
  • Articulation disorders
  • Social language use or pragmatic disorders
  • Expressive and receptive language impairments or delays
  • Auditory processing disorder
  • Oral motor and oral feeding issues
  • Learning Disorders/Learning Disabilities

Speech and hearing clinic

At Hearing Sol’s speech and hearing clinic, we believe in creating a comfortable and welcoming environment for our patients. Our aim is to improve the quality of life of all individuals with communication difficulties. We are here to listen to your worries, answer your queries and provide the best possible care to each patient and their unique needs.

At our hearing clinic, we have made sure that individual therapy sessions are available for all clients, whether adults or kids. For further information or appointments for speech, language, and hearing test services you may contact us through the number mentioned on the top of our website.

Goals of Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy aims for an individual to develop or get back effective communication skills at its optimal level. Recovery through speech treatment depends on the case and severity of your problem, especially if your speech problem is acquired, meaning you had normal speech skills before you had an accident or faced an abrupt incident that caused your current speech problem; thus, you may or may not get back your old level of speech function.
Babies who have problems with feeding and/or swallowing

Children With

● Learning difficulty
● Physical disability
● Language delay
● Difficulties in sound production
● Hearing problems
● Cleft palate
● Stammering
● Autistic spectrum disorders
● Dyslexia
● Voice disorders
● Selective mutism

Adults With

● Mental health issues
● Learning disorders
● Physical disabilities
● Aphasia
● Hearing impairment
● Dysarthria
● Stuttering
● Traumatic Brain Injury
● Throat, neck or throat cancer
● Socializing problems followed by auditory disorder
● Conditions like stroke or dementia

Often speech and language therapists join forces with other professionals working and provide referrals to doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, educators, behavior consultants (applied behavior analysis), psychologists and parents as dictated by the individual clients needs.

When doing speech therapy with children, motivation can be a roadblock. Speech therapists may then use speech games, flash cards, toys, hand puppets and reinforces of all sorts to keep sessions on track and encourage children to work harder. Since each patient with a speech disorder is unique, such therapy will have to be tailored to the needs of the individual. If a child has difficulty saying words that begin with “b” the therapist may suggest daily practice with a list of “b” words, increasing their difficulty as each list is mastered. Other kinds of exercises help children master the social skills involved in communicating by teaching them to keep their head up, maintain eye contact and repeat themselves when they are misunderstood.