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What is Speech & Language Therapy?
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Oral Motor Dyspraxia, Auditory Processing issue or hearing loss, may cause poor development in speech and language.
Most of the major speech defects are found in the following main categories:
- Voice disorders such as problems of voice quality and volume, pitch.
- Speech sound disorders such as articulation problems arising for the difficulty in producing specific sounds and phonemic disorders.
- Fluency problems such as stammering and rapid, slurred speech.
- Aphasia, the partial or total loss of the ability to speak or understand language.
- Dysarthria where the function of specific speech muscles is impaired due to a neurologic condition or brain injury.
- Delayed receptive or expressive language
- Oral apraxia which results in the inconsistent production of speech sounds and rearranging sounds within a word.
If your child has any language concerns in one or more of these categories, such as delayed speech with articulation problems, it is important to start speech therapy as early as possible. Your child will then be monitored for his developmental milestones and challenges in the speech issues will be worked on.
Methods used by Speech Therapist
There are many different methods used by speech therapists. The method used will depend on the particular speech or language challenges.
For articulation problems, for example, speech therapists may work “inside the mouth” using Popsicle sticks, different types of whistles, straws, fingers, and other items to facilitate the movement of muscles of the mouth, tongue, and throat, helping the child to gain control over them.
For children with late, global language issues, a play-based approach to stimulate communication may be used.
For children with disorders such as oral motor dyspraxia that impact the coordination of the mouth to produce sounds and language, the approach may be teaching the child to produce/imitate certain sounds repeatedly.
For children with severe disabilities in speech and communication, the Speech therapist can teach them how to use special communication devices such as picture exchange communication or computer with a voice synthesizer.
For most children with severe communication disorders, one-on-one treatment is essential. Many children may also have a home program which the therapist asks the family to continue between therapy sessions. Speech interventions often use a child’s family members to reinforce the lessons learned in a therapeutic setting.
What Kinds of treatment Programmes do our Speech Therapists Provide?
- Oral Motor Exercises
- Preschool Communication Programme using PECS
- Speech Articulation Therapy, eg PROMPT
- Stuttering Therapy
- Auditory Processing Programme for Central Auditory Processing Disorders
- Language training
- Phonological Therapy
- Social Communication Training
- Voice Care training
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Our Specialised Programs
We provide customised intervention programmes for the child. We have many specialised programmes, solely customise to tailor to your child’s needs.
- Intensive Handwriting Programme
- Perceptual Motor Training Programme for Dyspraxia
- Oral Dyspraxia Programme
- Visual Perceptual Training Programme
- Listening Programme
- Intensive Behavioural Therapy Programme
- English & Chinese Dyslexia Reading Programme
- Pictures Exchange Communication programme (PEC)
- Hanen Speech Programme
- Social Skill Training
Other Services We Render
We would be glad to provide you with our Customised Therapy Services that tailor to your child’s needs.
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