Speech Language Therapy
Speech Language therapy is a broad term and forms the basis of an Early Intervention Module. Once a child is assessed for a primary disability ( E.g Autism/ADHD), or lack of it ( in case of Stuttering, Misarticulation etc), the next step is building a customized early intervention program. There are several programs being developed throughout the world for providing focused intervention in particular areas of speech language disorders. Magpie specializes in providing intervention modules on the basis of evidence based programs( Refer our Blog for more info).
We at Magpie are trained in various globally researched programs and seek to provide a holistic communication development for your child. Please check out our resources section for knowing more about the international programs on which magpie's core fundamentals are built.
In case you are a parent interested in understanding the different types of communication disorders or wanting to know various categories of language delays, we have listed few below. However, Please note that such labeling should be ONLY done by a qualified SLP.
A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds. A language disorder refers to a problem understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas.
Speech Disorders include:
Articulation Disorders/Phonological Disorders: difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that listeners can't understand what's being said.
Apraxia of Speech: difficulty in motor planning for speech
Fluency Disorders: problems such as stuttering, in which the flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal stoppages, partial-word repetitions ("b-b-boy"), or prolonging sounds and syllables (sssssnake).
Resonance or Voice Disorders: Problems with the pitch, volume, or quality of the voice that distract listeners from what's being said.
Language Disorders include:
Receptive Disorders: difficulties understanding or processing language.
Expressive Disorders: difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary, or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.
Cognitive-Communication Disorders: difficulty with communication skills that involve memory, attention, perception, organization, regulation, and problem solving.
Auditory Processing Disorders: Difficulty in processing auditory information in the absence of Hearing Loss.
If you have further questions, Please contact the center/therapist for more information.