M D Dholakia
Speech Therapy focuses on receptive language, or the ability to understand words spoken to you, and expressive language, or the ability to use words to express yourself. Adults may need speech therapy after a stroke or traumatic accident, Parkinson’s disease which changes their ability to use language; for children, it generally involves pursuing milestones that have been delayed because of CP or neurological Disorder.
It also deals with the mechanics of producing words, such as articulation, pitch, fluency, and volume. For mechanics, this might involve exercises to strengthen the tongue and lips, such as blowing on whistles or licking up Cheerios. For language, this might involve games to stimulate word retrieval, comprehension or conversation.
We have Speech therapist who support in terms of assessment and treatment. We also helps to implement treatment program under supervision of therapist.
Speech Disorders and Language Disorders
A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas.
Speech disorders include:
- Articulation disorders: difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that listeners can’t understand what’s being said.
- Fluency disorders: problems such as stuttering, in which the flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal stoppages, repetitions (st-st-stuttering), or prolonging sounds and syllables (ssstuttering).
- Resonance or voice disorders: problems with the pitch, volume, or quality of the voice that distract listeners from what’s being said. These types of disorders may also cause pain or discomfort for a child when speaking.
- Dysphagia/oral feeding disorders: these include difficulties with drooling, eating, and swallowing.
Language disorders can be either receptive or expressive:
- Receptive disorders: difficulties understanding or processing language.
- Expressive disorders: difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary, or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way
- Neck Exercise
- Tongue Exercise
- Lips Exercise
- Jaws Exercise
- Step Phonation Exercise
- Rate of Speech (Spontaneous)
- Rate of Speech (Interaction)
- Phonation Exercise
Breathing Exercise: Thoracic Breathing (Nose & Mouth) Abdominal Breathing