Speech & Language Rehabilitation

Speech & Language Rehabilitation

People use verbal speaking in order to express their feeling, experiences, and knowledge. Communication rehabilitation should be started immediately or as soon as possible after the problems have been diagnosed / found then people with communication problems can communicate with others as well as maintain their independently and self – esteem.

The practice of speech language pathology involves

1. Providing prevention, screening, consultation, assessment and diagnosis, treatment, intervention, management, counseling and follow – up services for disorders of :
1.1. Speech (i.e. articulation, intonation, rate, intensity resonance, and voice including aeromechanical components of respiration)
1.2. Language (i.e. Phonology, morphology Syntax, semantics including comprehension and expression in oral, written, graphic and reading and non verbal communication.
1.3. Cognitive aspects of communication (e.g., attention, memory, problem solving, executive function)
2. Establishing augmentative and alternative communication techniques & strategies e.g. picture symbols.
3. Provide services to individuals with hearing loss (e.g. auditory training)
4. Using instrumentation (e.g. computer technology, Electrolarynx, visi – pitch)
5. Educating and counseling individuals, and families.
6. Collaborating with & providing referrals & information to audiologists, educators, and health (professionals individual needs dictate.)

Patient/Target Group

  • Aphasia
  • Dysathria
  • Articulation disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Hearing loss
  • Cleft lip, Cleft palate
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Delayed speech and Language development due to mental retardation or cerebral palsy

Speech program

1. individual treatment
2. Group treatment
3. Home program

Training Media/Equipment

  • Media for speech training
  • Computer for speech training
  • Speech & Language pathologist
  • Exercise for speech training
  • Augmentative and alternative Communication training

Speech & Language therapy section staff

  • 5 Speech & Language pathologists
  • 3 Assistants