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Speech Therapy  at our Hari Nagar Centre 

What is speech therapy?

Speech therapy is the corrective or rehabilitative treatment of physical and/or cognitive deficits/disorders resulting in difficulty with verbal communication. This includes both speech (articulation, intonation, rate, intensity) and language(phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, both receptive and expressive language, including reading and writing). Depending on the nature and severity of the disorder, common treatments may range from physical strengthening exercises, instructive or repetitive practice and drilling, to the use of audio-visual aids.

Who is a speech therapist?

Speech-language pathologists, in India widely called as speech therapists - assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders.

When does a child need speech therapy?

Speech-language pathologists work with people:

  • who cannot produce speech sounds, or cannot produce them clearly;

  • who cannot produce speech sounds, or cannot produce them clearly;

  • who have problems with speech rhythm and fluency, such as stuttering;

  • who have voice disorders, such as inappropriate pitch or harsh voice;

  • who have problems with understanding and producing language;

  • who wish to improve their communication skills by modifying an accent;

  • who have cognitive communication impairments, such as attention, memory, and problem solving disorders.

  • who have swallowing difficulties.

Speech, language, and swallowing difficulties can result from a variety of causes including developmental delays or disorders, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, cleft palate, voice pathology, mental retardation, hearing loss, stroke, brain injury or deterioration, or emotional problems. Problems can be congenital, developmental, or acquired.

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