“Speech Therapy is an art that deserves to be more widely known. You cannot imagine the acrobatics your tongue mechanically performs in order to produce all the sounds of a language.” ---Jean-Dominique Bauby
Speech therapy techniques are used to improve communication. These include- articulation therapy, language intervention activities, and others depending on the type of speech or language disorder.
WHY DO WE NEED SPEECH THERAPY?
An articulation disorder is the inability to spell properly from certain word sounds. A child having such problem may face problem in spelling certain sounds like ‘this’ as ‘thith’.
A fluency disorder affects the flow, speed and rhythm of speech. Problem of shuttering and cluttering may occur in such disorders.
This disorder may occur in such situation where a blockage or obstruction of regular airflow in the nasal or oral cavities alters the vibration responsible for voice flow.
People with this certain disorder may sometime fails in forming accurate sentences or he/she may fail in expressing or conveying information.
SPEECH THERAPY FOR CHILDREN: HOW IT IS PRACTICED?
Speech therapy may vary depending on child’s needs, requirements, age, disorder. The activities include:
- Interact through playing with pictures and books or other objects as a way to help stimulate language intervention.
- Helps in correcting sounds and syllables for a child how to make certain sounds.
- Provide instruction how to practice speech therapy at home.
SPEECH THERAPY FOR ADULTS:
- Problem solving, memory, and organization, other activities geared up in improving cognitive communication.
- Conversational tactics to improve social communication.
- Exercise for strengthening oral muscles.