1. What is speech therapy?
Speech therapy is a service that focuses on improving people's speech.The therapy also helps people understand and express a language clearly.
2. What is the right age to start speech therapy in children?
Some children need speech therapy right after 6 months and some children might require speech therapy by the age of 1. If your child is facing issues with saying specific sounds, for example, b, f, s, d, etc., consult a speech therapist. You can also consult a pediatrician before heading to a speech therapist.
3. Is it possible to do speech therapy at home?
Yes, its possible to receive speech therapy at home. Ask a professional speech therapist for the list of activities and exercises to do during a speech therapy session at home. Some activities will include cutting out pictures of familiar things, asking questions with a choice, and teaching new words.
4. How is speech therapy beneficial?
Speech therapy not only helps improves verbal and nonverbal communication skills, but also improves problem-solving abilities of people in individual environments. Speech therapy also improves swallowing and helps diagnose, and treat cognitive-communication and social communication disorders.
5. What are the different methods used in speech therapy?
Different methods of speech therapy include auditory habilitation and auditory rehabilitation, speech articulation, improving cognition (memory, attention and problem-solving skills), and swallowing and feeding therapy.