A Speech and Language pathologist will assess and treat children and/or adults with regards to specific speech language and communication problems and to enable them to communicate to the best of their ability.
How can Speech & Language therapist help?
- Feeding and swallowing difficulties.
- Mild, Moderate or severe Learning Difficulties
- Issues Associated with Physical difficulties (Cerebral Palsy…etc.)
- Specific language impairment
- Specific difficulties in producing Speech / Sounds
- Hearing Impairment
- Cleft Palate
- Autism/social intervention difficulties
- Selective Mutism
- Communication or eating and swallowing problems following neurology impairments and degenerative conditions, including stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s disease, dementia.
- Head , Neck or throat cancer
- Voice Problems
- Mental Health issues
- Learning difficulties
- Physical difficulties
- Hearing impairment
Speech therapy is an intervention service that focuses on improving a child speech and abilities to understand and express language including non verbal language.
- Speech therapist or speech and language pathologist (SLPS) are the professionals who provide these services therapy includes two components
- Coordinating the mouth to produce sounds to forms words and sentences (to address articulation ,fluency and voice volume regulation)Understanding and expressing language (to address the use of language through written ,pictorial ,body and sign forms, and the use of language through alternative communication system such as social media , computers and i pads)
In addition, the role of speech and language pathologist in treating swallowing disorders has broadened to include all aspects of feeding.