Who should go for Speech Therapy?

Infants and Children

Infants with injuries due to complications at birth, feeding and swallowing difficulties, including dysphagia. Children with mild, moderate or severe genetic disorders that adversely affect speech, language and/or cognitive development including:

  • Cleft palate
  • Down syndrome
  • DiGeorge syndrome
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism, including Asperger syndrome
  • Developmental delay
  • Feeding disorders- including oral motor deficits
  • Cranial nerve damage
  • Hearing loss
  • Craniofacial anomalies that adversely affect speech, language and/or cognitive development
  • Language delay
  • Specific language impairment
  • Specific difficulties in producing sounds, called articulation disorders, (including vocalic “r” and lisps)
  • Pediatric traumatic brain injury
  • Developmental verbal dyspraxia

Children and adults

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Head Injury (Traumatic brain injury)
  • Hearing Loss and Impairments
  • Learning Difficulties including
  • Dyslexia
  • Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Speech Disorders (like Cluttering)
  • Stammering, Stuttering (Disfluency)
  • Stroke
  • Voice Disorders (dysphonia)
  • Language delay
  • Motor speech disorders (Dysarthria or¬†Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia)
  • Naming difficulties (anomia)
  • Dysgraphia and agraphia
  • Cognitive communication disorders
  • Pragmatics
  • Laryngectomies
  • Tracheostomies
  • Oncology (Ear, nose or throat cancer)

Audiological Test

Audiometry Test

Audiometry is an accurate and reliable hearing test. It is usually administered to a person sitting in a soundproof booth wearing a set of headphones which is connected to an audiometer. Small foam insert earphones placed in the ears may also be used. The audiometer produces tones at specific frequencies and set volume levels to each ear independently. The audiologist or licensed hearing aid specialist plots the loudness, in decibels, on an audio-gram. People having their hearing tested will convey that they have heard the tone by either raising a hand or pressing a button.

Testing Level of Hearing

Detecting Occupational Hearing Problems

Pre-Employment Hearing Test

Noise Induced Hearing loss

Age Related Deafness

Hearing Loss / Delayed Speech

Tympanometry Test

Tympanometry is an examination used to test the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the conduction bones by creating variations of air pressure in the ear canal. Tympanometry is an objective test of middle-ear function.

 

This test is mainly used for the diagnosis of:

  • Fluid in the middle ear

  • Eustachian tube blockage

  • Fixation or Dislocation of ossicles (tiny bones) in the middle ear