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Speech Therapy tells about motor issues including the oral structures (teeth, palate, nasal depression, breathing system, lips, tongue), where the child can't produce sounds or can't deliver them clearly. Life becomes joyful, meaningful and purposeful only when we speak and communicate our needs and wishes. If there is a hindrance in the speech and language developmental area then we should go the Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) i.e., Speech Therapist.
SLP , is a health professional with a degree holding BASLP / MASLP, who work and support children and adult speech and language difficulties, eating, drinking, swallowing and communication. Our Speech and Language Therapist, assess and treat children and adult of any age group and help them to communicate better. They assess and develop personalized plan and intervention methods, to support children and people with difficulties. Speech and Language Therapy aids children who need a means of effectively communicating in their natural environment
SLP's give treatment to enhance articulation of individual sounds or decrease mistakes in creation of sound patterns. Articulation treatment may include exhibiting how to create the sound effectively, figuring out how to perceive which sounds are right and wrong, and exercise sounds in various words. Phonological process treatment may include instructing the guidelines of speech to people and enable them to state words accurately.
Semantic Language Therapy is also called as communication therapy. Semantic Language Therapy refer to an understanding and appropriate use of meaning in single words, phrases, sentences and longer units. Semantic Language Therapy includes understand and state labels, recognize/name categorical labels, understand and use descriptive words, comprehend and state functions and recognize words by their definition and define words.
In feeding therapy with a SLP is suggested, the emphasis on intervention may incorporate the accompanying: making the muscles of the mouth more grounded, expanding tongue movement, enhancing chewing, expanding acknowledgment of various foods and liquids, enhancing sucking or potentially drinking capacity, planning the suck-swallow-breath pattern (for newborn children), and changing food surfaces and liquid thickness to guarantee safe swallowing.
SLP's teach people who stutter when they speak. Communicate with people in addition, people learn to say words in a slightly slower, prolonged and less physically tense manner. They also learn to control or monitor their breathing. When figuring out how to control speech rate, individuals frequently start by exercising smooth, familiar speech at rates that are much slower than usual speech, utilizing short expressions and sentences. Fluency seen in syllables, words, phrases, sentences and paragraphs.
The SLP will interact with a child by playing and talking while working on what words mean, how to make new words, how to put words together and what word combinations are best in what situations. The Speech Therapist may use pictures, books, objects, real objects or ongoing events to stimulate language development. Language therapy may incorporate asking/answering questions, following directions, identifying and labeling items, reading and/or writing.
Oral motor development refers to the use and function of the lips, tongue, jaw, teeth, and the hard and soft palates. The movement and coordination of these structures is very important in speech production, safe swallowing, and consuming various food textures. Normal oral motor development begins prior to birth and continues beyond age three. By age four, most children safely consume solids and liquids without choking.
Voice therapy involves teaching good vocal hygiene, reducing/stopping vocal abusive behaviors, and direct voice treatment to alter pitch, loudness quality or breath support for good voicing. Stress reduction techniques and relaxation exercises are often taught as well. Traditional voice therapy consists of two primary avenues: Vocal Hygiene and Voice Therapy.
The SLP will incorporate activities to improve using language for different purposes, (i.e. greeting, promising, requesting, informing, demanding) changing language according to the needs of a listener or situation and following rules for conversations and storytelling (taking turns in conversation, staying on topic, introducing topics of conversation).