What is speech therapy?

Our speech therapy services:
Evaluation and treatment of communication impairments and disorders of the voice is called speech therapy. We accomplish it with the help of speech-language pathologists (slps). Speech therapy disorders include articulation therapy, language intervention, and others. We customize the treatment depending on the nature of the speech or language issue. We provide speech therapy to treat speech disorders that occur due to a stroke or other brain disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease or dementia.

Speech and language disorders

We use speech therapy to treat several speech and language disorders. We provide therapy for the following speech and language disorders:

  • Disturbances in articulation. The inability to appropriately produce specific word sounds is an articulation disorder. A youngster with this disease may eliminate, substitute, distort or augment word sounds. One way to distort a word is to say “this” instead of “this.”
  • Disorders of fluency. A problem of fluency impairs speaking flow, pace, and rhythm. Stuttering and cluttering are fluency problems. A person who stutters has difficulty articulating a sound and may speak a portion of a word in repetition. We have the right speech therapy to treat this disorder.
  • Disturbances of resonance. Cleft palate, neurological diseases, and large tonsils are due to resonance disorders. Vibrations crucial to voice quality are affected when normal airflow in the nasal or oral canals is blocked or restricted. Additionally, this can occur if the velopharyngeal valve does not seal correctly.
  • Receptive disorders. Someone who suffers from receptive language impairment has difficulty comprehending and digesting what others say. It might make you seem bored during a conversation, have difficulty following orders, or have a restricted vocabulary. A receptive language issue may be caused by another language impairment, autism, hearing loss, or a brain injury.
  • Expressive disorders. The term “expressive language dysfunction” refers to the inability to transmit or express information. If you have an expressive problem, you may have difficulty creating appropriate sentences, including the erroneous use of verb tenses. It is linked to developmental disabilities such as down syndrome and deafness. Additionally, it might occur due to head trauma or a medical condition.
  • Cognitive-communication disorders. The cognitive-communication problem refers to communication difficulties caused by impairment to the portion of the brain that regulates your capacity to think. It may result in memory, problem-solving, speaking, and listening difficulties. It may be caused by various biological tissues, including improper brain development, certain neurological diseases, a brain injury, or a stroke.
  • Aphasia. An acquired communication impairment impairs a person’s capacity to communicate with and comprehend others. Additionally, it often impairs a person’s ability to read and write. Although stroke is the most prevalent cause of aphasia, it may also be caused by other brain problems.
  • Dysarthria. This disorder is characterized by slurred or sluggish speech due to a weakening or inability to regulate the speech muscles. It is due to nervous system illnesses and ailments that result in facial paralysis or weakening of the mouth and tongue, such as multiple sclerosis (ms), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als), and stroke.

Speech therapy for children

We provide speech therapy for your kid in a classroom, small group, or one-on-one setting, depending on the nature of the speech impairment. The exercises and activities we use in speech therapy differ according to your child’s disease, age, and demands. The SLP may do the following in children’s speech therapy:

  • Interact with the child through conversation and play, as well as through the use of books, pictures, and other objects as part of the language intervention to help stimulate language development;
  • Model correct sounds and syllables for the child during age-appropriate play to teach the child how to make certain sounds.
  • Offer ideas and tasks for the kid and parent or caregiver on how to do at-home speech therapy

Our Speech therapy for adults

Adult speech therapy also starts with examining your specific requirements and the most effective treatment. Adult speech therapy exercises may help you improve your speech, language, and cognitive-communication skills.

An accident or a medical condition like Parkinson’s disease or oral cancer may have produced swallowing problems, in which case therapy may include retraining the swallowing function.

Exercises may include the following:

  • Problem solving, memory, organizing, and other cognitive-communication tasks
  • Verbal strategies for enhancing interpersonal communication
  • Resonance breathing exercises
  • Oral muscle strengthening exercises

There are several resources accessible if you’re interested in attempting speech therapy exercises at home, including the following:

  • Speech therapy applications
  • The use of educational games and toys, such as flashcards and flip cards, to aid with language acquisition
  • Workbooks

How long do you need speech therapy?

Numerous variables will influence the length of treatment for a kid or teenager. Among these elements include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Degree – it is critical to examine the severity (mild, moderate, severe) of a child’s communication difficulties and the consequences for their activity levels and engagement in social and academic situations. Typically, more serious issues and consequences of engagement need longer therapeutic sessions.
  • A client’s involvement and participation in treatment sessions — how effectively a kid engages in therapy sessions affect how they benefit. We constantly attempt to accommodate a child’s unique characteristics and degree of involvement to maximize their participation and, therefore, the results of treatment meetings.
  • Appointment consistency and intensity – consistency is crucial for both learning and treatment. It affects the pace of advancement. Missing visits regularly reduce the ‘dose’ of treatment and its intensity.
  • Consistency with home practice — consistency with home practice is crucial for optimizing results and growth.
  • Objectives- While some may focus on particular skills and talents, others may prefer a more holistic strategy that promotes certain skills, activities, and engagement across several locations

Although this is an estimate, it will offer us a time range for discussing and celebrating progress and finalizing plans for release or more help shortly.