SPEECH - LANGUAGE THERAPY
A Speech-language therapist is an allied health professional who deals with individuals with speech, language and communication disorders. Producing speech requires selection of appropriate words, organizing them into relevant syntactic structure (grammatical form) and then articulation of the sounds. This requires coordination of the motor and vocal system; adequate oro-motor strength, linguistic-semantic-syntactic knowledge and comprehension of spoken message. We at BVerve, evaluate and treat the individual by engaging them in various target oriented activities. Conditions that we treat are:
- Oral motor delays
- Language and Speech delays
- Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cognitive deficits
- Articulation/Phonological disorders
- Cleft of Lip and/or Palate
- Hearing Impairment
- Voice Disorders
- Fluency Disorders (Stammering)
- Neuro-Communication Disorders (Apraxia of Speech, Aphasia, Dysarthria)
- Dysphagia (Swallowing disorders)
SLT TESTS AND THERAPEUTIC TOOLS :
Our Speech-Language Therapist use series of standardized tests to ensure a reliable and valid assessment.
- WJ-4 Oral language,
- Test of Auditory Perceptual Skills-III TAPS,
- Comprehension Test of Phonological processing CTOPP
The therapy is for 1 hour.
The therapist involves the family member by sharing information, teaching a home program and counselling the client as and when required.
The Voice Pro Program is designed to help children and adults improve various auditory processing skills such as:
- phonemic awareness
- auditory memory
- auditory figure ground
- dichotic listening
- It also enhances the ability to use the voice for communication and expression. The overall Voice Pro begins with easy activities to gain comfort in hearing one’s own voice and confidence with using voice through microphone feedback. Skills are then grouped into categories: repeating words and phrases, high and low- pass filtered words, memory words, auditory figure ground, dichotic listening and ultimately, reading aloud. Each category of skills contains activities that are organized from easy to difficult.
A complete Voice Pro session can last anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes. The length of the session will vary depending on the needs of an individual client. The Voice Pro session could be combined with 1 to 3 music tracks from the Ear-Brain program of iLs. The combination of programs can vary across sessions and are selected to maximize the client’s ability to focus on and practice skills for any given day.
What are the benefits?
The program has a series of progressive activities to develop:
- Functional listening skills
- Improved auditory and language processing
- Good posture
- Fluidity of speech
- Reading skills
- Spelling skills
- Helps them to become clear and effective communicators/speakers.