Speech therapy

What is speech therapy

And when can this help?

Logopedic therapy focuses on all aspects of communication. Think of facial expression, use of gestures, finding words, making phrases, expressing sounds and voice usage.

Also oral motor skills and the coordination of chewing and swallowing are also part of the speech therapy. In other words, children who have difficulty speaking or understanding language, or expressing sounds, fluent speaking or using a clear voice, benefit from speech therapy. This helps them to talk with more convenience and therefore to communicate with pleasure.

Hearing

  • innate hearing impairment or deafness
  • auditory processing problems
  • rehabilitation after placement Cocheair Implant (CI)
  • acquired hearing impairment or sudden deafness

Language

  • after a cerebral hemorrhage (CVA) or
  • brain trauma
  • communication disorder
  • intellectual disability
  • Dementia
  • Dyslexia
  • language development

Speech

  • articulation problems
  • different oral habits
  • loave sands
  • nasality disorders
  • neurological speech disorder
  • Stuttering
  • delayed speech development
  • facial paralysis

Swallow

  • eating and drinking disorders in young children
  • swallowing disorders in adults

How do we proceed?

Meet

During the first appointment, I gather as much information as possible with the parents/carers to map your child’s help demand and draw up a targeted treatment plan. The experiences of teachers, pedagogical staff or possibly involved (para)medical specialists are also important to get a good idea of your child’s speech language development.

U

Examine

In order to set up targeted treatment targets, I conduct research aimed at the help demand of parents and children. For example, language understanding is tested by executing commands or identifying images. I research phrase and word formation by having the child finish sentences and deny it whether to have it tell us something. In an articulation study, the child names pictures. In addition, the tongue and lip strength can be observed. If that proves necessary, I’ll look at the swallowing and chewing movement.

 

Treat

Then your child and I work together weekly for half an hour. For example, we practice to express the right sound, produce longer sentences or understand more complex words and phrase structures. The therapy is adapted to the age and
your child’s learning and stamina. The treatment and intensity of therapy depend on the severity of the help demand.

Sign up

Speech therapy