Speech Therapy at Siemens Hearing Care
Communication by speech is very important for an individual to maintain an active life across his lifespan in a society. Speech sounds are formed by the complex interaction of the tongue, lips, palate and breath all combined to produce words and sentences. Difficulties with speech and language can occur at any time across the lifespan. For example, a young child may have trouble learning words or forming sounds; or an adult who has had a stroke may lose the capacity for speech and language due to damage in the brain. Both of these people may require the help of a speech pathologist and speech therapist
Speech Therapy services at Siemens Hearing Care begins with a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of the disorder. Assessment is carried out through interviews, observations and standardized tests. This is followed by a tailor-made therapy program to address the unique difficulties experienced by the client. For small children speech therapy is fun. In comparison, for adults, speech therapy can be more challenging in children. Most kids will find speech therapy fun and look forward to it as our therapist will first build a good rapport with kids using play therapy. The therapy sessions are forty minutes in duration and the number of sessions per week vary based on requirement and availability.
Speech Therapy available for following disorders
• Delayed Speech and Language due to Hearing loss, ADHD, Apraxia, Autism, Auditory Processing Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Cleft Lip or Palate, Down's syndrome, Hearing Impairment, Mental Retardation, Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury.
• Articulation Disorders or unclear speech: difficulties producing sounds or saying words incorrectly to the point that listeners can't understand what's being said.
• Fluency Disorder like stammering or stuttering : Flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal stoppages, partial-word repetitions like ….aaa….apple / ….ka ka ka…. kite etc