1. When do I need to see a speech therapist?
You need to see a speech therapist, when you are having following problems
- pronunciation problems
- communication problems
- understanding, comprehension issues
- language disorder
2. Can a speech therapist help to manage autistic children?
Yes, a speech therapist can help to manage autistic children by improving their communication and language. They help in improving articulation, communicating verbally and non verbally, conversational and comprehension skills.
3. Can stammering be corrected by the treatment of a speech therapist?
Stammering can be corrected by the treatment from a speech therapist as it teaches to reduce speed of speech and notice stammering.
4. Does a speech therapist prescribe medications?
No, a speech therapist doesn't prescribe medications. They help in developing language, improving communication and articulation of speech.
5. What is the required qualification to become a speech therapist?
To become a speech therapist, a degree or diploma in speech therapy is required after completion of any basic undergraduate degree in life sciences.
Speech Therapists are often called Speech-language pathologists. They study human communication and its development along with disorders. They also assess speech, language, cognitive-communication, and oral feeding, swallowing skills of an individual to identify the problem.
To be a Speech Therapist, one should have the following qualifications:
If an individual is suffering from speech difficulty, then he/she must visit a Speech therapist once a week or a few times a week. Treatment for speech difficulty may take few weeks or few months or few years.
Individuals who are suffering from speech and communication-related diseases or disorders should consult a Speech Therapist. Few of the speech disorders are:
Yes, the Speech Therapist can diagnose and treat stuttering. They plan appropriate speech therapy sessions for patients and can reduce the stuttering.
Speech therapists will not perform any surgeries, however, they diagnose and treat speech-related disabilities and disorders through speech therapy sessions.