What conditions do Speech Therapists treat?
Speech disorders are very common and can be corrected more easily if detected early. Speech therapy at home can be very effective if sessions are held on a regular schedule.
Medelit’s Speech Therapists will help you with every aspect of the process including assessment, counselling and treatment. Speech Therapy Home Visit
Our speech therapists take a team approach, and will therefore consult with patients, parents, teachers, doctors and other healthcare professionals such as psychologists to make sure they design a comprehensive program to help.
What are the causes of Speech Disorders?
To most of us, speech might seem effortless, but it is a complex process that needs precise timing, and good nerve and muscle control.
Many muscles from various organs such as including the larynx (which contains the vocal cords), the teeth, tongue and lips as well as the respiratory system are coordinated by the brain, so that speech can occur correctly. The ability to understand language and produce speech also depends on the brain. Therefore, a person with brain damage, due to an accident, stroke, or birth defect, may have very beneficial effects with speech and language therapy, which “re-educates” the brain into communicating correctly with all the other involved body parts.. Speech Therapy Home Visit
Articulation disorders may also be related to hearing problems. A loss in hearing can affect the ability of a person to correctly reproduce the sounds they hear.
There are also some physical birth defects can interfere with a person’s ability to speak. For example, a cleft palate, which is a congenital hole in the roof of the mouth, affects the movement of air through the mouth and nose, and can also cause problems with other structures needed for speech such as the lips, teeth, and the jaw.
Speech Therapy Home Visits
During each session, your speech therapist will suggest what the patient, or the carer, can do to help throughout the treatment. These everyday exercises and tools, which are continued between one treatment session and the next, can reinforce improvements and speed up the program.
Routine is one important way to improve patient compliance and therapy results. So, wherever possible, you should try to schedule your home-based therapy sessions in a particular time slot/s each week. The patient, be it a child or an adult, will come to anticipate the sessions and will therefore be more receptive to the therapy.
Medelit’s Speech Therapists have a proven track record of helping people of all ages overcome their speech issues.
Evaluation and Diagnosis
The first step of speech therapy home visit begins with an evaluation. This interview aims to better understanding the patient’s objectives. To make this less stressful, this assessment is done directly at home by one of our registered speech-language therapists.
This diagnosis may include a consultation with other healthcare professionals. Once the evaluation is complete, a diagnosis will be made and a treatment plan will be developed.
A variety of communication disorders can be treated by our therapists by home visiting sessions. These include articulation delay, language delay, stuttering, learning disabilities, autism, aphasia, reading difficulties, concerns with written work and apraxia.
The key to improving is regular sessions to reinforce the techniques needed for improvement. Our speech therapists can make home visits as regularly as needed to support the program.