Speech Therapy For Intermediate Stuttering

There are different techniques used for the treatment of intermediate Stuttering. Such techniques are a mix of fluency shaping and stuttering modification techniques. Here are some of the commonly used techniques for treating intermediate stuttering. Flexible Rate Flexible rate is slowing down the production of a word, especially the first syllable. This technique is thought … Read more

Conditions For Speech Therapy: Autism

Autism is one condition that requires speech therapy treatment. However, autism is often misunderstood and thought of to be something that can be left untreated. However, that should not be how things work. Autism presents a lot of problems, but the intensity of these problems could be decreased if given the correct treatment. In Relation … Read more

Speech Therapy for the Hearing Impaired

Hearing is conversely associated with speech in that initial communication and hence understanding, arises primarily from learning spoken language through listening and building up symbolic thinking processes. This is why speech therapy is a must for people with hearing impairment. Developing Auditory Awareness Auditory awareness is the ability to be conscious of the fact that … Read more

Conditions For Speech Therapy: Laryngectomy

A speech therapist has a vital role in the pre- and post op management of laryngeal cancer, because Laryngectomy patients have to undergo speech management. So here are some of the things to know about laryngectomy. A Team Approach Firs off, the management of laryngeal cancer requires a team approach. The patient gets to see … Read more

Speech Therapy Management For Fluency Disorders

There are six main types of fluency disorders namely: normal developmental disfluency, stuttering, neurogenic disfluency, psychogenic disfluency, language based disfluency, and mixed fluency failures. Due to the uniqueness and difference of each case, all of them require a different kind of management approach in speech therapy. Management For Normal Developmental Disfluency Developmental disfluency occurs during … Read more

Delineating Speech And Language Therapy

The field of speech and language therapy is somewhat a vague body of knowledge that only a few people understand. What most people don’t know is that there is a difference between speech therapy as a whole and language therapy. Although the term ‘speech and language’ therapy is widely used, since speech and language problems … Read more

Speech Therapy Of Hearing Impaired Children at the Verbal Level

There are two notable differences when teaching a hearing-impaired child compared to the traditional way of teaching language. First the choice of vocabulary taught is different. Second, the correctness of word order is different too. Teaching at the Vocabulary or One Word Level First, your choice of vocabulary is important. Customarily, words that are easy … Read more

Early Learning To Listen Sounds And Speech Therapy

Babies must first hear the sounds frequently and memorize them before learning to speak or learn their meaning. For children with hearing impairment, among the many activities that can facilitate listening to sounds are sound-object association activities also known as “learning to listen sounds”. This type of activity involves associating a sound to a referent, … Read more

Speech Therapy Voice Training For The Laryngectomee

Voice training is done to find an appropriate source of sound production that can be articulated for communication purposes. Criteria for selecting sound source include: degree of tissue loss, esophageal stenosis, physical limitations of the patient; noise level of the patient’s environment; motivation level; and patient’s preference of sound source. Types Of Sound Source There … Read more