The overall objective is to optimize the individual's ability to communicate.
A speech-language pathologist (SLP) is a professional who engages in clinical services as well as prevention, advocacy, education, administration and research in the areas of communication and swallowing. Our SLPs cater to the needs of patients from infants to senior citizens. The overall objective of speech-language therapy is to optimize the individual's ability to communicate and swallow to improve their quality of life.
At GSC Therapy Services, most of the pediatric and adult patients referred for speech language therapy are those whose conditions and complications have negatively affected speech, voice, language, swallowing and cognitive behaviors. Such conditions include fibrous tissue, cognitive deficits, nerve damage,muscle atrophy/muscle contractures, postural incompliance, jaw instability, and muscle dissections/resections.
Speech therapy is part of a field of expertise known as speech-language pathology. Basically, it is an intervention that focuses on improving the speech of the child and adult, as well as their abilities to understand and express language. Such therapy is performed by either speech therapists or speech and language pathologists.
This type of therapy has two major components. The first component addresses the issues on articulation, voice volume regulation and fluency. This involves helping the child or adult produce sounds to form words, phrases and sentences. The second component addresses the issue of understand and expressing language. This includes not just verbal communication, but also other alternative communication systems like sign, body, pictorial and written forms.
Why Speech Therapy Is Used
The overall objective of speech-language therapy is to optimize the individual's ability to communicate and swallow to improve their quality of life. Aside from this, speech therapy is also used for complications and conditions that affect language, voice, cognitive behaviors and swallowing. Among these conditions include fibrous tissue, cognitive deficits, nerve damage, muscle atrophy/muscle contractures, postural incompliance, jaw instability, and muscle dissections/resections.
With this kind of therapy, the patients, particularly the kids, can learn to speak with less difficulty and more clearly. In effect, they will be less frustrated and feel more confident about communicating with other people. Language issues do not only affect the physical aspect, but also the social, emotional and even the academic aspects of the patient’s life. This is the reason why speech therapy is commonly used to help kids with reading issues, as well as those who have poor reading comprehension.
The key to a successful speech therapy is to have a fully capable and experienced therapist. The therapist, using his or her training and background, and guided by certain tools and principles, will give you and your child with strategies and techniques as to how to overcome obstacles more effectively. The therapist will likely give you certain activities which you can practice at home designed to reinforce the skills of the child, particularly in communication.
For things to work better and faster, it is important that you find a speech therapist that matches well with the needs and character of your child. Experience is a great factor to consider when choosing the speech therapist for your child.
Tools and Techniques Used
Why Choose GSC
At GSC. we have speech language therapists and speech-language pathologists who engages in clinical services as well as prevention, advocacy, education, administration and research in the areas of communication and swallowing. Such professionals can help people with speech, voice, language and swallowing problems. Our SLPs cater to the needs of patients from infants to senior citizens.
If your child or someone you know have speech and other related problems, check us out. We will help you and your child overcome those issues.
SLP can treat jaw alignment, head/trunk control and pelvic stability.
These are correlated with thinking, breathing, speaking and eating! The most common method used by SLP is the PaSS method (Posture and Sensory Stimulation). This method focuses on using conventional and rehabilitative methods (such as instrument-based stimulus methods) to help the brain communicate to the muscle groups and vice versa. Keeping the jaw aligned, with optimal upper/lower extremity "postural compliance," is how we help improve skills associated with cognition, speech/language/voice and swallowing function.