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 medical professionals who evaluate, diagnose, manage, and treat speech, language, communication problems, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. They are also called Speech-language pathologists.
To be a Speech Therapist, one should have the following qualifications:
Some of the conditions that a Speech Therapist can treat are:
An individual can visit a Speech Therapist if they have any of the following issues:
You can consult a Speech Therapist either online or offline. However, depending on the availability of the doctor and the convenience of the patient, pre-booking may be required for consultation.
It is recommended that an individual should visit a Speech Therapist if they notice irregularities in their speech and language following an injury, disease, or neurological condition. If a person has an existing condition, they must follow up with their Speech Therapist as advised.