This unit offers informal and formal assessments, and treatment to children and adults with a range of speech sound disorders. On-line and in-person services are provided to individuals with the following conditions:
- Articulation and Phonological Disorders: Difficulties with production of speech sounds or groups of speech sounds when compared with peers. The cause of these may be unknown.
- Maxillo-facial anomalies: Speech difficulties caused by facial deformities due to birth defects, injuries, and/or diseases. These include individuals with cleft lip and palate, syndromes, head and neck cancer, post-surgery conditions etc.
- Dysarthria and Apraxia: Motor speech difficulties caused by neurological damage/conditions.
- Cerebral Palsy: Motor speech disorders caused by damage to brain before or shortly after birth.
Standardized assessment tools are used to evaluate the different disorders. Tools in multiple Indian languages are available to cater to the varied needs of the population we serve. These are used along with informal assessments and clinical judgement to arrive at appropriate diagnoses of conditions. This aids in providing appropriate intervention.
Therapeutic plans are tailor-made for each client by combining a range of suitable techniques. Our dedicated team works on enhancing speech clarity by focussing on articulation, resonance, respiration, phonation, and prosody, enhancing phonological skills, improving movement and strengthening of oral structures, and improving quality of life. Appropriate clinical material is developed for our clients. The unit is also well-equipped with material for developing oral-sensorimotor skills.