WHAT IS SPEECH-LANGUAGE THERAPY?
Speech-language therapy involves the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders that relate to speech, language, swallowing, fluency, voice, and communication, particularly aspects of language that is heard and read, said and written. A speech-language therapist is trained to help people who struggle with speech disorders because of developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, learning disabilities, cognitive impairment, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, autism and other problems that can affect speech. People who experience problems with stuttering, speaking clearly, swallowing, and other tasks that make speech challenging can receive the services of a speech-language therapist in order to overcome such obstacles. By using standardized tests and assessment tools, the speech-language therapist has the ability to diagnose specific difficulties of each person. After diagnosing the problem, the speech-language therapist devises a treatment plan that suits the needs of each specific person that needs assistance.
ADULT NEUROLOGICAL COMMUNICATION DIFFICULTIES
Any individual encountering problems with their communication, language and swallowing may benefit from speech and language therapy. The neuro department at Reconnect Lifestyle Speech and Hearing Solutions diagnose and treat a variety of disorders resulting from brain injury, cardiovascular accidents (strokes) or other degenerative neurological conditions.
Therapy usually entails individual training, and education to help an individual overcome or compensate for any of their difficulties. This therapy may take place in the acute phase of care, immediately post injury/condition, as well as during later rehabilitation stages where residual fall outs resulting from the injury/condition may be addressed. Family support is also part of the process right from the first meeting.
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY
The Speech Therapist will develop an individualized program for your child. Early intervention is the best bet for children with early language delay and disorder.