Speech Therapists are the professionals who work to improve speech issues in adults as well as children
Speech & language therapy is a procedure to assess and treat communication as well as speech problems. These therapies are performed by highly trained therapists, also known as speech or language pathologists.
Fluency disorder means that a person clutters or flutters while talking or reading. This disorder impacts the flow, rhythm and speed of the speech , causing problems for the impacted person such as trouble in the delivery of a sound, repetition of words and merging words together.
Resonance disorder is a condition in which a person’s speech changes due to too much or too little airflow in the oral or nasal canal. This condition also has an impact on the person’s quality of sound. Resonance disorders may be a result of neurological problems, swollen tonsils or cleft palate.
Articulation therapy works well for patients who have difficulties in saying particular sounds. Therapists using this method move through different levels of the process gradually to improve targeted sounds.
Speech therapy for children
Pediatric speech therapy is a vast subject and a number of factors play a role in delivering a comprehensive therapy plan. The exercises & activities involved in the therapy for a specific child are dependent on the disorder or difficulty that particular kid is facing as well as their age.
It is a condition where a person suffers from difficulty in written & verbal expression. A child or adult suffering from expressive disorder will find trouble in forming sentences accurately. Expressive disorders are often associated with hearing loss or down syndrome.
Oral-motor/feeding and swallowing therapy
The SLP may use a variety of oral exercises — including facial massage and various tongue, lip, and jaw exercises — to strengthen the muscles of the mouth for eating, drinking, and swallowing. The SLP may also introduce different food textures and temperatures to increase a child’s oral awareness during eating and swallowing.
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