What is speech therapy and why is it important
Speech-language therapy is the treatment for
most children with speech (those having problems with production
of sounds) and language (difficulty to understand or put words
together to communicate) disorders.
Speech therapists treat
problems in the areas of articulation, dysfluency, oral-motor,
speech and voice. Children require speech-language therapy
for the following reasons:Hearing impairment, cognitive or other
developmental delay, birth defects such as cleft palate/cleft
lip, autism, breathing or swallowing disorders, traumatic brain
How to beneficiate from the services of a therapist
The speech therapist at the center provides services mainly
to the school children. She works with a child on a one to one
basis, with a small group or directly in a classroom.
therapy uses a variety of therapeutic strategies, including:
language intervention activities where there is a lot of interaction
between the therapist and the child, through pictures, objects
to stimulate language development. In articulation therapy,
there is more teaching and correction of sounds.
The therapist is available during school hours (9 to 3 pm) and
on appointment during school holidays.