What is speech therapy?

Speech therapy is an intervention designed to improve a person's communication and language skills. It focuses on treating speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders. It is provided by speech-language pathologists (SLPs).

Who can benefit from speech therapy?

Children:

  • Speech and language delay: crianças que não desenvolvem competências linguísticas ao mesmo ritmo que os seus pares.
  • Speech disorders: Problemas de articulação, fluência (gaguez) ou voz.
  • Language disorders: Dificuldades na compreensão ou produção da linguagem.
  • Autism spectrum disorders: Problemas com a comunicação social e a linguagem.
  • Developmental disabilities: Síndrome de Down, paralisia cerebral, etc.

Adults:

  • Aphasia: perda da fala devido a uma lesão cerebral, como um acidente vascular cerebral.
  • Dysarthria: problemas nos músculos utilizados para falar.
  • Apraxia of speech: Dificuldade em coordenar os movimentos necessários para falar.
  • Swallowing disorders: problemas de deglutição que podem resultar de doenças neurológicas.

What are the benefits of speech therapy?

    • Increased Confidence.

      Reduction of anxiety related to communication problems.ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ

    • Academic Development.

      Improving children's school performance by overcoming language barriers.

    • Improved communication.

      Greater ability to express themselves and understand others.ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ

    • Quality of Life.

      Overall improvement in quality of life, facilitating social and professional interaction.

How is speech therapy carried out?

  • Initial assessment: The SLP carries out a thorough assessment to identify the patient's specific problems.
  • Treatment plan: Based on the assessment, a personalised treatment plan is created.
  • Articulation exercises: To improve the pronunciation of specific sounds.
  • Games and playful activities: Used mainly with children to make learning more fun.
  • Language therapy: Includes activities to improve the understanding and use of language.
  • Training in Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC): AAC devices are used for people who cannot communicate verbally.

If you think you or a loved one could benefit from speech therapy, don't hesitate to contact us. Our team of speech pathologists is here to help you improve your communication skills and achieve your personal and professional goals.

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