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WHAT IS SPEECH THERAPY?
Speech and language therapy is concerned with the management of disorders of speech, language, communication and swallowing in children and adults. Using specialist skills, we work directly with clients and provide them and their carers with support. We collaborate with other health care professionals working as a multi-disciplinary team, providing information and referrals as dictated by the individual client's needs. The multi-disciplinary team consists of the following professionals:
Communication disorders can affect individuals of any age and may even be present during birth. Communication skills remain the single best predictor of later school success. Anything that interferes with a child's ability to interact with the environment in a normal manner, is a potential cause of/or contributing factor to the presence of a developmental and more specific, communication delay.
Neurogenic speech disorders are defined as an inability to exchange information with others due to nervous system impairment and can be congenital (present during birth) or aquired (present after injury of traumatic event which caused damaged to the brain).
Early identification of communication problems are integral to the prevention of associated problems by referring to speech, language, literacy and cognition.
We offer our services in a variety of settings:
Identifying problems in children:
A screening procedure is done at school to determine possible problems that school learners may experience with regards to speech, language and/or hearing. The optimal recommendations and referrals are identified through this screening procedure. A complete diagnostic assessment is often recommended to determine the problem areas in a child's development. Early identification of problems are important for optimal progress, as well as the avoidance of other related problems.
Identifying problems in adults:
A complete diagnostic assessment is performed to make an accurate diagnosis in order to plan and implement optimal strategies and theories during the treatment plan. The venue of this assessment can be adjusted according to the needs of the client/patient. Early identification is important for optimal progress and for the avoidance of other related problems.
60 Kanonnier Crescent
Kanonberg Lifestyle Estate
Bellville / Durbanville
Cell: 082 331 7543/082 386 5111
Tel: 021 913 5197