Speech plays a very important role in one’s life, if one’s speech gets affected due to any reason it causes a drastic change in a person’s life. Speech therapy deals with the assessment and treatment of such patients having communication problems and speech disorders. Speech therapy exercises and activities vary depending on the patients’ disorder, age, and needs. This therapy is used to improve the communication of a person which includes articulation therapy, language intervention activities, and others depending on the type of speech or language disorder.
Speech disorders can develop in any stage whether in childhood or in adults which are caused by an injury or illness, such as stroke or brain injury that requires speech therapy.
Speech Therapy can treat disorders like:
➤ Articulation disorders (inability to properly form certain word sounds
➤ Fluency disorders ( stuttering and cluttering)
➤ Receptive disorders
➤ Expressive disorders
➤ Cognitive-communication disorders
➤ Aphasia (Person’s inability to speak and understand others)
➤ Dysarthria ( slow or slurred speech)
Role of Speech Therapist
➤ Speech Therapists interact through talking and playing and using books, pictures, and other such objects to help in language development.
➤ They model correct sounds and syllables for a child to teach them how to articulate certain sounds.
➤ They provide homework for the child and parents on how to do speech therapy at home so as to get early results.
➤ Speech Therapists begin with an assessment to determine one’s needs and the best treatment available.
➤ Speech therapy exercises for adults help them in speech, language, and cognitive-communication.
➤ Therapy may also include retraining of swallowing function with an injury or medical condition, such as Parkinson’s disease or oral cancer which causes swallowing difficulties.
What our Clients have to say
Frequently Asked Questions
What is done in speech therapy?
In this treatment is given to solve issues related to speech, language, and swallowing. Speech therapy helps in using the muscles to articulate the right words and sounds. It helps people make themselves understandable.
For kids, how long does it take for a speech therapist to bring results?
It depends on the condition of speech of the kid being treated. Kids might see a speech therapist once a week or a few times a week. Treatment time may vary from weeks, months to years as well.
How is speech therapy given to adults?
The therapist makes the adult do exercises that involve activities like problem-solving, memory games, and other activities that help in improving cognitive-communication skills, improve social communication skills, and breathing exercises for resonance, etc.
Can speech disorders be cured?
Some speech disorders cure on their own. Others need the help of a speech therapist. Our Treatment depends on the type of disorder one has. In speech therapy, our professional therapist guides the patient through exercises that work to strengthen the muscles of the face and throat.
Does speech therapy really work?
Yes, speech therapy brings great results if followed judiciously.
What benefits does speech therapy services offer?
Speech therapists help in bringing the following results :
‣ Improvement in the ability to understand and express thoughts, ideas, and feelings.
‣ Creating Intelligible speech so that the child is understood by others.
‣ Increase one’s ability to solve problems in an independent environment.
‣ Improve swallowing function and safety.