Speech & Swallow Therapy
Speech and Swallow Therapy programs help individuals regain their speech & swallowing capabilities. Amongst many complications after major medical illness or surgery, difficulty in speech , communication and swallowing can be one of the sensitive and complex thing to deal with. As per the various medical researches, it has been revealed that up to 40% of the stroke survivors suffer from aphasia i.e loss of speech. This is a medical condition where a stroke survivor suffers from an impaired ability in processing or understanding language. In this disorder, intelligence might not be affected but it often becomes challenging for the stroke survivors to understand others and also suffer from impending abilities to write and read.
Why HCAH SuVitas Choose for Speech & Swallow Therapy?
Our speech therapists follow an organized and personalized plan of treatment where the therapist assesses every patient and then prepare a personalized treatment plan that would work best for the concerned patient. The speech therapists help the patients with a deficit in language by the implementation of various strategies in order to re-train the word’s retrieval. The speech therapists also recommend the participation in some group therapies in order to improve the conversational skills of the stroke survivors. There are several methods including role-plays which helps the patients to encourage talking over the phone and also interacting with fictional characters like a sale clerk in a grocery store etc.
In addition to the above, our experienced speech therapists work in collaboration with other rehabilitation teams of physiotherapists, dieticians for the purpose of overall recovery of the stroke survivors’. They work together in completely ensuring the patients receive the most relevant and much-required care. For instance, the speech therapist may work in association with the occupational therapist to make the patient ready to get back to work or school. When the patients return to either of the environment, the speech therapist can coordinate with the employer or the education specialist to change the work environment or the learning environment for meeting the stroke survivor’s needs. In case the cognitive skills of the stroke survivor are affected, then the speech trainer will work along with psychologist to train he concerned patients on properly using a memory log in order to observe the patients’ day to day activities and help them with an organizer for planning out the daily tasks. In the process of helping out the stroke survivors as well as the care givers, the speech trainer strives in doing away with the functional deficits of the stroke survivor. With the right analysis of the functional deficits, it becomes easy to monitor and address them proactively.
Swallow therapy: A key part of Speech Therapy
One of the crucial skills for a patient after a stroke or traumatic brain injury is their swallowing ability. The speech trainer possesses the skillset of evaluating the stroke or traumatic brain injury survivor’s ability to swallow. The speech trainers after determining the swallowing capacity of the stroke survivor will work along with dietician to provide recommendations to the patients regarding the techniques of feeding and the probable changes in terms of the drinks and foods that would help the stroke survivors or traumatic brain injury survivors to adapt well.
HCAH SuVitas’ Speech and Swallow Therapy Center in Hyderabad
Our expert speech therapists in Hyderabad and Bangalore play a crucial role in the rehabilitation of the stroke survivors. They have the ability to determine and treat the post stroke speech disorders that concern the language, swallowing ability, cognitive communication and a set of few issues. Thus, the ultimate goal of a speech therapist is to facilitate the patient in attaining the ultimate level of the communication ability by providing them systematic and organized treatment.