Speech therapy is the assessment and treatment of communication problems and speech disorders. It is performed by speech-language pathologists or speech therapists who use evidence-based techniques to improve communication. Speech therapy is required for speech disorders that develop in childhood or speech impairments in adults caused by an injury or illness, such as stroke or brain injury.
Speech therapy exercises for adults can help you with speech, language, and cognitive communication. Therapy may also include retraining of swallowing function if an injury or medical condition, such as Parkinson’s disease or oral cancer has caused swallowing difficulties.
Speech therapy usually begins with an assessment that identifies the type of communication disorder and the best way to treat it.
For children, our Expert Therapists engage them through talking and playing, and using toys, books or other objects as part of language intervention to help stimulate language development, or correct sounds and syllables for a child depending on what is age-appropriate. They will also provide techniques and exercises for the caregiver and child to follow at home.