We offer speech therapy for various speech and language disorders in children including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Misarticulation, Inadequate speech development, stuttering, learning disability and other cognitive impairments. Our services are also extended to provide speech therapy for adults with cognitive impairments.
Speech and Language Therapy
Stroke is one of the most catastrophic experiences an individual can undergo, which often results in temporary or permanent paralysis on one side of the body. In addition to the physical impairments caused by stroke, many individuals may experience changes in their cognitive-communication such as, aphasia, inability to speak or understand the spoken language; dysarthria, where speech intelligibility, precision and rate of speech are compromised and swallowing abilities, that is, dysphagia. Individualized treatment plans for the same are made and imparted efficiently by our experts.
(dysphagia) means it takes more time and effort to move food or liquid from your mouth to your stomach. Dysphagia may also be associated with pain. In some cases, swallowing may be impossible. Dysphagia can occur at any age, but it’s more common in older adults. The causes of swallowing problems vary, and treatment depends on the cause. Major causes include stroke, head neck cancer treatment and acquired brain injury.
Signs and symptoms associated with dysphagia may include:
- Having pain while swallowing (odynophagia)
- Being unable to swallow
- Having the sensation of food getting stuck in your throat or chest.
- Remnants of food in oral cavity, after swallow
- Being hoarse
- Bringing food back up (regurgitation)
- Having frequent heartburn
- Having food or stomach acid back up into your throat
- Unexpectedly losing weight
- Coughing or gagging when swallowing
- Having to cut food into smaller pieces or avoiding certain foods because of trouble swallowing
Assessment of swallowing
will be carried out subjectively and objective evaluation will be recommended
if required. Customized treatment plan will be developed and training will be
provided based on symptoms and patient condition.