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What is speech and language therapy?

Speech and language therapy is concerned with the management of disorders of speech, language, communication and swallowing in children and adults.

Speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of speech sounds. E.g:- Articulation disorders, fluency disorders (stammering) etc.

Language disorders include receptive and expressive disorders.

Receptive disorders: difficulties in understanding and processing language.

Expressive disorders: difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.


A speech-language pathologist is responsible for the diagnosis, prognosis, prescription, and remediation of speech, language, and swallowing disorders. A speech-language pathologist evaluates and treats children and adults who have difficulty speaking, listening, reading, writing, or swallowing. The overall objective of speech-language pathology services is to optimize individuals’ ability to communicate and swallow, thereby improving quality of life.


When is speech and language therapy needed (conditions treated)?

Children with:

  • mild, moderate or severe learning difficulties
  • cerebral palsy
  • language delay
  • cognitive(intellectual thinking) or other development delays
  • feeding and swallowing disorders
  • specific difficulties in producing sounds
  • hearing impairment
  • birth defects such as cleft lip and/ palate and syndromes
  • stammering
  • autism spectrum disorders/social interaction difficulties
  • dyslexia
  • voice disorders
  • developmental apraxia
  • weak oral muscles
  • excessive drooling


Adults with: 

  • communication or eating and swallowing problems following neurological impairments and degenerative conditions, including stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s disease and dementia
  • voice problems¬†mental health issues
  • learning difficulties
  • physical disabilities
  • stammering
  • hearing impairment

Our approach includes detailed assessment, goal oriented and dedicated therapy, parental counselling, academic guidance, regular follow ups to monitor progress etc.