Speech and language is an essential part of any child’s development. Language development impacts your child’s social interactions, behavior and academic skills.If your child is not talking as much as most of the other children of his age are, she could be having a delay. You could consult us for this and We shall be assessing the following and then recommending if speech language therapy is required or not
How can you support your child’s speech and language development?
Articulation (pronunciation and talking) is the ability to physically move the tongue, lips, teeth and jaw to produce sequences of speech sounds, which make up words and sentences. Articulation is important to be able to produce sounds, words and sentences which are clear and can be easily understood and interpreted by others in order to be able to express basic needs and wants, right through to being able to engage in complex conversations.
Depending on the extent of the difficulties, unclear speech can impact significantly on how well a child can interact with adults and their peers and can affect the development of language and social skills. A child who is having difficulties being understood can become frustrated and angry which may lead to behavioural issues. Articulation is also important in literacy skills such as reading and spelling out of words.
We shall be assessing the following to see if your child has an articulation problem and requires help
How can you improve your child’s articulation?
Fluency refers to the smoothness or flow with which sounds, syllables, words and phrases are said when talking. When a child is not speaking fluently terms like stuttering, stammering or cluttering are often used. A child’s speech may also be dysfluent (lacking fluency) when they are trying to ‘think of what to say’ and are planning the words and sequence of words that they are going to use.
Speaking fluently is important when relaying information and socialising. The more dysfluent speech is the more difficult is it for the speaker and the listener to engage in the conversation effectively and easily. It is important for a child to have fluent speech so that they are able to get their needs and wants met and to be able to effectively express their thoughts and ideas. It can be frustrating for the child who is not fluent when they cannot get their messages across.
We do a comprehensive and individualized assessment by following steps and design the therapy program accordingly:
How can you help to improve your child’s fluency
Voice disorders are medical conditions involving abnormal pitch, loudness or quality of the sound produced by the voice box or the larynx and thereby affecting speech production. Professional voice users such as teachers, lawyers, singers ,etc are more likely to have voice disorders.
Voice therapy is like physical therapy for your voice. Just like athletes work with trainers and physical therapists after an injury, people with vocal issues benefit from working with a speech pathologist.
There are different disorders which can affect the voice.Hence a detailed assessment is done and it generally involves the following:
How can you improve your Voice?