Speech & Language Therapy
What Is Speech and Language Therapy?
Speech and language therapy (SALT) is concerned with managing disorders of speech, language, swallowing and communication of both adults and children.
What Happens In Speech and Language Therapy?
Speech and language Therapists at Health2u are trained in assessing and treating adults and children with speech, language and communication, swallowing and eating problems. Certain tests will be carried out with look at the production of sounds and ways of communication. Then a diagnosis will be made of the problem and treatment will be started to work on rectifying any problems. The therapist will show family members and carers strategies to help the person undergoing treatment to help quicker results.
Which Conditions Benefit From Seeing a Speech and Language Therapist?
- Delays in speaking
- Problems with producing sounds
- Cleft palate
- Autism and selective mutism
- Difficulties with voice and hearing
- Communication, swallowing or eating problems from certain medical conditions such as:
- Stroke, head injury, parkinsons or other neurological disorder
- Degenerative conditions including dementia
- Head, neck or throat cancer
How Does Speech and Language Difficulties Affect Development?
If a child seems to be having difficulties in speech it may not actually be a speech disorder but just a speech delay. It is not definitive when help should be sought but if your child between the age of 1 and 2 has difficulty with the following it may be worth considering have an assessment by a trained Speech and Language Therapist.
- Difficulty understanding what is said
- Child is not playing in the way you would expect at their age
- Difficulty with listening skills
- Speech is not developing or only has developed slightly
If you would like a speech therapist from Health2u come and see you or another at home just contact us by phone, whatsapp or email. They can travel to any location in Singapore
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