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Speech and language Therapy is a specialised field of healthcare focused on assessing and treating communication and swallowing disorders. Expert therapists work with individuals of all ages, from children with developmental delays to adults recovering from strokes. Through a combination of exercises, techniques, and assistive technologies, they aim to improve speech articulation, language comprehension, and swallowing function. This therapy plays a vital role in enhancing overall communication abilities, leading to improved social interaction and quality of life.

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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.

Speech and language Therapists at Physiocomestoyou 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.

Speech and Language Therapists (SALTs) provide invaluable support for individuals facing various communication and swallowing difficulties. Conditions that can benefit from seeing an SALT include:

  • Speech Sound Disorders: These include difficulties in articulating sounds correctly, which may be due to developmental issues, oral-motor weakness, or structural abnormalities.
  • Language Disorders: This encompasses difficulties in understanding and using language, which may be seen in conditions like developmental language disorders or aphasia after a stroke.
  • Stuttering (Fluency Disorders): SALTs assist individuals in managing and reducing stuttering, which can significantly improve communication effectiveness.
  • Voice Disorders: Conditions like vocal nodules, vocal cord paralysis, or laryngeal cancer can lead to voice difficulties, which an SALT can help address.
  • Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia): Individuals experiencing difficulties in swallowing, which can arise from neurological conditions, stroke, or structural issues, benefit from SALT intervention.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: SALTs work with individuals with autism to improve social communication skills, pragmatics, and language development.
  • Cerebral Palsy and Neuromuscular Disorders: SALTs help individuals with motor control difficulties to improve their communication abilities.
  • Parkinson’s Disease and Neurological Conditions: Individuals with Parkinson’s or other neurodegenerative disorders often experience speech and language difficulties that SALTs can address.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): SALTs play a crucial role in the rehabilitation process after a brain injury, helping individuals regain speech and language function.
  • Cleft Lip and Palate: SALTs work with individuals born with cleft lip and palate to improve speech production and language development.
  • Hearing Impairment: SALTs may work alongside audiologists to assist individuals with hearing loss in developing speech and language skills.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: SALTs can provide strategies and support for individuals with cognitive decline to maintain communication abilities.
  • Stroke: SLTs play a vital role in stroke rehabilitation, helping individuals relearn speech and language skills after a stroke.

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

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