Speech Therapy as a whole focuses on the speech, language and communication achievement of an individual. Most children acquire speech and language by seemingly an automatic Process. Typically basic skills are developed by the time the child enters kindergarden, enabling the child begin the process of learning from teachers, peers and caregiver’s.
Any Disruptions in speech and language acquisition thus have both direct and indirect consequences for child and adolescent development, not only in communication but also in associated abilities such as reading and academic achievement.
Early Intervention can help minimize the symptoms and many a times help the child to cope up at normal pace.
Speech therapists work with-children having
- Developmental delay
- Genetic disorders-Cleft Palate, Down’s Syndrome, etc
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Feeding issues-oromotor deficits
- Hearing loss and impairments
- Infants with feeding and swallowing difficulties-Dysphagia
- Misarticulations- problems in speaking a specific vowel or sound
- Fluency problems-stuttering/stammering
- Language delay
- Traumatic brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Voice disorders
- Communication difficulties
Speech Language Pathologists can help treat:
- Receptive language problems: Trouble understanding (receiving) language.
- Expressive language problems: Trouble speaking (expressing) language.
- Pragmatic language problems: Trouble using language in socially appropriate ways.