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What is speech therapy?

Speech therapy is the assessment and treatment of communication problems and speech disorders. It is performed by speech-language pathologists (SLPs). Individual and Group Therapy with SLP is a treatment that blends communication, responding, understanding, memory, problem-solving, executive functions, receptive language, expressive language, pre language and school skills, cognitive, behavioral and learning. 

Speech therapy for those individuals with:

  • Articulation disorders
  • Fluency disorders
  • Resonance disorders
  • Receptive disorders
  • Expressive disorders
  • Cognitive-communication disorders
  • Phonological disorder
  • Aphasia
  • Dysarthria
  • Sensory Feedback
  • Articulation Speech Therapy Activities
  • Oral Motor Therapy Techniques
  • Language Intervention
  • Delayed milestone in childhood
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Swallowing disorder

 Who need speech therapist?

  • Children with misarticulating
  • Children with cleft lip and palate
  • Children with unclear speech
  • Children with hearing loss (hearing aid and cochlear implant children)
  • Children with ADHD
  • Down syndrome children
  • Cerebral palsy children
  • Adult who had brain stroke and injuries
  • Parents, caregivers, teachers who deal with children with disabilities.
  • People with Parkinson’s disease

Maudsley Health Abu Dhabi is pleased to offer both Individual and Group Therapy using speech therapy and skills training programs utilizing the speech therapy technics.

Speech and language services are provided in the following areas:

  • Cognitive aspects of communication (e.g., attention, memory, problem-solving, executive functions).
  • Speech (phonationarticulation, fluency, resonance, and voiceincluding aeromechanical components of respiration).
  • language (phonologymorphologysyntaxsemantics, and pragmatic/social aspects of communication) including comprehension and expression in oral, written, graphic, and manual modalities; language processing; preliteracy and language-based literacy skills, phonological awareness.
  • Augmentative and alternative communication, for individuals with severe language and communication impairments.
  • Swallowing or other upper aero digestive functions such as infant feeding and aeromechanical events (evaluation of esophageal function is for the purpose of referral to medical professionals).
  • Voice (hoarseness, dysphonia), poor vocal volume (hypophonia), abnormal (e.g., rough, breathy, strained) vocal quality. Research demonstrates voice therapyto be especially helpful with certain patient populations; individuals with Parkinson’s disease often develop voice issues as a result of their disease.
  • Sensory awareness related to communication, swallowing, or other upper aero digestive functions.

Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes, such as a stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, a cleft palate, cerebral palsy, or emotional issues.

Assessment and tools:

  • PhAB2- phonological assessment battery
  • Renfrew- Renfrew action pictures test
  • CELF-4 clinical evaluation of language fundamentals
  • CCC-2 children’s communication checklist
  • Bloom test (adult cognitive test)
  • MOCA- Montreal cognitive assessment
  • Articulation test
  • And others