What Is Speech Therapy?
Speech-language Pathology also known as speech therapy is a branch of healthcare that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorder and swallowing disorders. Speech therapy as a process comprises the initial screening of speech, language, and swallowing disorders and continues with the assessment and diagnosis followed by providing consultation with regards to the treatment and providing intervention services for these disorders. Speech therapists can treat a broad range of communication disorders in children and adults.
Communication can be defined as an exchange of ideas, messages, and feelings between individuals. Communication is a broad term that comprises speech and language skills which are essentially required in our everyday environment. People often seem to consider speech and language as the same thing. In kids with a speech disorder, they often struggle with the production of sounds due to deficits in the coordination of muscles and movements required to produce speech.
A child with a language delay often finds it difficult to understand and use the language, they may struggle to find the right word or produce those words in a more meaningful way during a conversation. Speech-language pathologists are highly trained professionals in assessing, diagnosing, and providing intervention for individuals with communication and swallowing disorders. A Speech-language pathologist plays a vital role in the holistic development of communication in kids and adults with these disorders.
Speech therapy is done in the following speech disorders:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Global development delay (GDD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Down’s syndrome
- Intellectual disability
- Learning disability (Dyslexia)
- Cerebral palsy
- Articulation disorder
- Fluency disorders
- Neurogenic Voice disorders
- Cognitive communicative disorder (Aphasia, TBI)
- Swallowing disorders (Dysphagia)
- Specific language Impairment
- Hearing disorders
What are the Benefits of Speech Therapy at The Rehab World?
Speech, language, and communication skills are important for a child’s development and an adult’s quality of life. Being able to speak clearly and adequately processing the speech sounds helps to understand others which in turn is required to express emotions, ideas, desires, and also to interact with others as it is a fundamental milestone for one’s development. Speech Therapy is an essential service for one’s development, is available at The Rehab World. At The Rehab World, you will find the best speech therapist in Navi Mumbai, Mumbai and Other geographical locations of India.
Benefits of Speech Therapy in clinical practice areas include:
- Speech and Language Disorders
- Acquired Cognitive-Communication Deficits in Adults
- Voice Disorders
- Fluency Disorders
- Cerebral Palsy & Neurodegenerative Disorders
- Hearing related Disorders