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Meenakshi Speech and Hearing Aid Center is a chain of clinics spread over North India with highly experienced Speech-Language Pathologists that are available to cater to your communication needs. Come visit Speech Language Therapy Center. 

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What is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapy is an intervention service that focuses on improving a child’s speech and abilities to understand and express language, including nonverbal language. Speech therapists, or speech and language pathologists (SLPs), are the professionals who provide these services. Clinic with its experienced speech and language pathologists offers treatment for a variety of speech & language disorders. Highlights of the treatment are:

• Treatment on systematic and scientific lines.

• Customized treatment to suit patients’ specific needs.

• Involvement of significant others in the treatment process.

• Use of state of art equipment. Regular monitoring to assess the efficacy of treatment.

• Assistance with academic and vocational placement. Book appointment today

Speech and Language Assessment

Meenakshi Speech and Hearing Clinics Pvt.Ltd. has developed their own assessment tool kits for Speech & Language Disorders. We have tailor made assessment forms and procedures to cover a variety of communication disorders for both children and adults. These modules are based on dynamic assessment of the childskills and evaluates the learning potential in a naturalistic environment. It is highly interactive and process oriented.

Speech and Language
Therapy

Once a child or adult is assessed for a primary disorder, the next step is building a customized Intervention program. We specialize in providing intervention modules on the basis of evidence-based practices from various globally researched programs for a holistic communication stimulation. Each speech therapy session is specially curated to suit the needs of the child and is outcome driven. A client can either choose an In-Person Mode or Online classes.

Speech Therapy Classes

Birth to 3 months 

• Treatment on systematic and scientific lines.

• Customized treatment to suit patients’ specific needs.

• Involvement of significant others in the treatment process.

• Use of state of art equipment. Regular monitoring to assess the efficacy of treatment.

• Assistance with academic and vocational placement.

3 to 6 months

• Grunts, gurgles and makes cooing sounds when comfortable

• Produces some vowels and consonants

6 to 9 months

• Produces strings of sounds such as ‘Baba’, ‘Dada’

• Participates in routine plays such as ‘Pat-a-cake’

9 to 12 months

• Comprehends simple commands like “give it to daddy” and questions such as “Where is so and so” (referring to a sibling or a frequent visitor)

• Points to some body parts

1 to 2 years

• A child normally says his first word around one year of age

• Uses speech-like pattern interspersed with true words

• Has a vocabulary of 50 -100 words

• Uses two-word phrases in the later stages of this period

Speech Therapy Benefits

The main goal of speech therapy is to improve communication. Some of the goals of speech therapy might include: Improving coordination of speech muscles through strengthening and coordination exercises, sound repetition and imitation.
The ability to express one’s self is paramount. Speech therapy may help your child achieve a greater ability to use and understand language, to communicate with others and to express himself or herself to the greatest extent possible.
Delaying speech therapy for your child runs the risk of missing that all-important window of time between birth and three years of age when the brain is maturing and learning happens rapidly.

What are the Benefits of Speech Therapy?

The goal of speech therapy is to improve skills that will allow your child to communicate more effectively. There are other benefits as well. These can include

• Improvement in the ability to understand and express thoughts, ideas and feelings. Intelligible speech so your child is understood by others.

• Increased ability to problem-solve in an independent environment.

• Improved swallowing function and safety.

• Achievement of school readiness skills.

• Development of pre-literacy skills

• Improved vocal quality

• Fluent speech.

• Development of practical social skills

• Better quality of life.

• Greater self-esteem

• Increased independence

Speech and Language problems in Adults

Stuttering / Stammering

Stuttering is a developmental disorder with onset in early childhood. An adult who has not overcome his stuttering may continue to stutter in adulthood. Occasionally, stuttering may also occur in an adult consequent to psychological stress or neurological insult.

Voice Problems

Adults may exhibit similar voice problems as those seen in children. However certain voice problems are exclusive to adults. These include Puberphonia and Laryngectomy. High-pitched voice in men, especially in young adults, is called Puberphonia. This condition can be altered by voice therapy, usually with dramatic improvement. Other voice problems can also be treated successfully. Laryngectomy is a surgical procedure where a patient’s voice-box has been removed due to cancer and as a result, the patient is rendered avocal. People who use their voice professionally (Singers, Teachers, Politicians) are prone to voice problems. With good vocal hygiene these problems can be prevented or minimized.

Aphasia

Aphasia is a loss or impairment in language consequent to stroke, head injury or other neurological causes.

Dysarthria

Dysarthria is impairment of speech due to neurological causes. One or more aspects of speech such as articulation, voice, resonance, prosody, may be affected. Dysarthria may be seen in the following conditions, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple sclerosis, etc.

Dementia

Dementia is impairment of cognitive functions including language, found in some elderly individuals. This condition is associated with pathological changes in the brain.

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