Speech Therapy focuses on improving a child’s speech and abilities to understand and express language, including
nonverbal language. It includes two components:
Some children may have excellent pronunciation and may even be early readers, but they may need speech therapy to improve “pragmatic” language, or the process of using verbal and body language for everyday purposes such as making requests, having conversations, and making friends. Other reasons could be medical conditions such as a brain injury or infection that has affected their ability to communicate or an identifiable disability such as Down Syndrome.
Services often begin at a young age and continue as children enter the school and start to communicate with written language.
At Mediheal Group of Hospitals, Speech Therapists or Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) provide these services. Our Speech Therapy Department is a center of excellence in the study and treatment of speech and language problems. Our team of experts works with children and patients affected by communication as well swallowing disorders, broadened to include all aspects of feeding.
We are dedicated to providing comprehensive care to patients and their families. We aim to identify speech and language problems early, and design therapies to ensure best possible outcomes for children.