A Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) sees children and adults with speech, language and communication difficulties.

Reasons for a child seeing a speech therapist

  • Child’s speech is not clear
  • Child has poor understanding of the language
  • Child has a lot of nonsense (babbling) words
  • Child stammers

We often see children for Speech and language therapy who have

  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Hearing impairment
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Stammering
  • Apraxia of speech

Reasons for adults seeing a speech therapist

  • Post stroke patients
  • Slurred speech
  • other speech problems
  • Language understanding
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Loss of language

Post brain trauma patients

  • Slurred speech
  • other speech problems
  • Language understanding
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Loss of language

Voice problems – example: overuse of voice

We often see adults for Speech and language therapy who have

  • Intellectual disability
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Hearing impairment
  • Stammering
  • Aphasia
  • Dysrathria
  • Apraxia of speech
  • Voice problems (vocal abuse, vocal cord paralysis etc.)
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