Children having the issues listed below are to be assessed at the earliest so that Intervention Therapy can be started without delay.
Delayed speech and language – Difficulties in receiving, processing, formulating and /or sending messages.
1.Hearing impairment – hearing loss leading to difficulties in developing normal speech
2. Autism – Children have communication disorders leading to disorders in normal development
3. Learning disability – problems in reading and comprehension.
4. Stuttering / Stammering – Lacks fluency in speech
5. Cleft lip and palate – Congenital anomaly of the Lip and palate due to which there is loss in clarity of speech.
6. Articulation – The physical production of sounds can be distorted which makes it difficult for the child to be understood.
7. Voice problems – Hoarseness and inappropriate voice arises many a time in growing children and adults. Teachers and singers have voice problems due to their profession.
SPEECH & LANGUAGE REHABILITATION –
Speech Therapy – this is an intervention service that focuses on improving a child’s speech and abilities to understand and express language, including nonverbal language.
Language therapy – Language develops in a child from as early as being an infant, we definitely can see linguistic behaviours developing in the baby. This addresses children with delays or disorders in the following areas – Listening skills, Grammar skills, questioning skills, Social Language skills(Pragmatics) and Literacy/ Book skills.
Speech Therapy for Hearing Impairment – Auditory-Verbal Therapy is the main technique used to elicit speech and get the child to listen once the hearing aid/Implant is in place. Music therapy is an integral part of the sessions.
Autistic therapy – Every child or adult with autism has unique strengths and challenges, so there is no one size fits all approach to autism treatment and intervention. Each autism intervention or treatment plan will be tailored to address the person’s specific needs.
Behavioural therapy is a highly structured, scientific approach that teaches play, communication, self-care, academic and social living skills, and reduces problematic behaviors. Play therapy and Speech therapy are included in the approach to treatment.
Stuttering Therapy – Therapy in any of the various treatment methods are used that attempt to reduce stuttering to some degree in an individual. Stuttering can be a challenge to treat because there is a lack of evidence-based consensus about therapy.
Articulation Therapy – Articulation therapy helps children produce sounds and achieve age- appropriate speech . Articulation is the process of physically producing a sound, syllable, or word, Therapy is to ensure that the child is able to produce the correct sound whether it’s in the beginning, middle or end of the words.
Speech correction for Cleft lip & Palate – Children born with Congenital anomalies require speech correction which involves Myofunctional therapy and Articulation therapy.
Voice Therapy – Hoarseness, inappropriate voice, vocal nodules etc are causes of voice problems. This can be easily rectified using appropriate therapy techniques to resolve the issue.