Enlist the help of a speech pathologist to treat communication disorders
People with communication disorders will benefit from the services provided by a speech pathologist. Conditions treated at a speech pathology clinic in Sydney include cognitive-linguistic, oral motor, language, swallowing, stuttering, voice, and speech disorders.
These disorders may be the result of a congenital disorder, cancer, stroke, brain injury, progressive disease, learning disability, seizure, hearing loss, cerebral palsy, or psychological condition.
Speech pathology can focus on both receptive language and expressive language. Receptive language is the ability to comprehend spoken words and non-verbal communication. Expressive language is the ability to express yourself with words and gestures. A speech language pathologist also helps patients with the mechanics of speaking. This includes showing a person how to maintain proper volume, pitch, articulation, and fluency when speaking.
Assistance with producing words can be helpful to both children and adults who lack clear speaking skills. Many children struggle with the mechanics of speech. Stuttering is a common problem that has underlying psychological components that will need to be addressed. Childhood stuttering can be effectively treated by a speech pathologist. Adults who have never addressed speech problems such as stuttering will also be able to address this issue with the help of a speech-language pathologist.
Our speech pathologists will perform a comprehensive diagnosis so that an effective treatment plan can be customized for the patient. A physical examination, language tests, cognitive-linguistic tests, and instrumental technology will ensure a proper diagnosis. Treatment plans typically involve one-on-one sessions with the practitioner in addition to a home-treatment guide so that the patient can continue to hone their speaking skills throughout their daily life.
By involving a patient in a variety of word retrieval, conversation and comprehension sessions, speech pathology progressively improves the patient’s speaking skills. There are a variety of methods used to treat speech disorders. The treatment guide is tailored to the individual’s needs in order to ensure the best results.
If you have questions or concerns about treating communication disorders contact your local doctor, who will arrange for you to see a speech pathologist. We‘ll provide you with a straightforward, efficient and very effective treatment plan targeted to your concerns.