Speech & Language Therapy

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Speech therapy is the corrective or rehabilitative treatment of physical and/or cognitive deficits/disorders resulting in difficulty with verbal communication. This includes both speech (articulation, intonation, rate, intensity) and language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, both receptive and expressive language, including reading and writing).

At Speranza we provide Speech and language therapy (SLT) individually, for adults and children, from well trained Speech and language therapist.Also, adequate group therapy sessions are provided to required patients in order to improve the social and communicative skills.We assess and treat speech, language and communication problems in people of all ages. They help people to become independent communicators using speech, gesture and/or communication aids as needed. We also work with people who have eating, drinking, chewing and swallowing difficulties.

Speech and language therapists work as part of a multidisciplinary team and have close links with teachers, doctors, nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists and other health professionals. They work in hospital and community settings; on inpatient wards, in outpatient clinics, schools, health centres and clients' homes.

We provide Services to:

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Adults with:

Our Services

We provide services for the assessment, treatment/rehabilitation of all types of communication disorders (Speech Disorders, Language Disorders,Voice Disorders, Hearing disorders)


Therapeutic

  • Delayed speech and language in children (Associated with Autism, specific language impairment, mental retardation, childhood aphasia, hearing impairment, Cleft lip and Palate,Cerebral Palsy, Global Development Delay)
  • Aural rehabilitation following Cochlear Implant
  • Academic and school training for Learning disabled
  • Individual and group training for Fluency Disorders of speech (Stuttering/Stammering, Cluttering)
  • Corrections of speech sound errors (Misarticulation/ Mispronunciations/Unclear Speech)
  • Speech and language disorders followed by stroke, traumatic brain injury, Nerve injury etc (Aphasia, Dysarthria)
  • Planning disorders of speech (Apraxia)

Voice Disorders

  • Female like voice of male (Puberphonia)
  • Soft voice
  • Sudden complete loss of voice (Functional aphonia or dysphonia)
  • Spasmodic dysphonia treatment by voice therapy only without any medicine
  • Hoarse voice, harsh voice, breathy voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypernasal or Hyponasal Voice
  • Hyponasal Voice
  • Dysphonia due to vocal fold paralysis
  • Dysphonia due to vocal nodule
  • Laryngectomee rehabilitation
  • Professional Voice care (for Actors, Singers, Teachers, Political Leaders and Corporate leaders, Call center executives)
  • Training for Vocal Hygiene techniques

Information about Speech Therapy

Speech and Language Disorders and Diseases

When a person is unable to produce speech sounds correctly or fluently, or has problems with his or her voice, then he or she has a speech disorder. Difficulties pronouncing sounds, or articulation disorders, and stuttering are examples of speech disorders.

When a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings completely (expressive language), then he or she has a language disorder.These speech problems can occur either in childhood or among adults. Among adults, stroke, injuries, accidents etc can lead to loss of acquired speech and language. A stroke can result in aphasia, or a language disorder.

Both children and adults can have speech and language disorders. They can occur as a result of a medical problem or have no known cause.

Definition of Speech Therapy

What is speech therapy?

Speech therapy is a methodical approach meant to improve or eliminate language and speech difficulties.

What’s the name of a person who provides speech therapy?

Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) is the person who provides the service. Commonly, SLP is known as “speech therapist”.


Difficulties in Speech Therapy

What kind of difficulties does the speech therapist face? First of all, we have to understand the differences between speech and language. According to SLPs, speech has relation with the method of communicating. In a speech, someone is forming sounds together with the effort of the following variables:

  • Lips
  • Tongue
  • Breath
  • Voice
  • Cheeks
  • Facial muscles

When someone has difficulties in making sounds and combining them in order to create words as the act of speaking, he/she has a speech problem.

Speech problems also can be seen in these factors:

  • The use of voice
  • The use of intonation
  • The rhythm and timing of speech

Misarticulations are another kind of speech problem. Someone who mispronounces, such as “dags” for “dogs” would be the example of misarticulations.

Not having enough breath to speak or being hoarse all the time is also a speech problem.

Stuttering or stammering is a speech problem too. Someone who has disorder of rhythm and timing is a stutterer.


Once again, speech disorders or speech difficulties are commonly about how to speak and talk correctly. It is not about sharing ideas, feelings, or thoughts with others.


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Famous People With Speech Impediments

James Earl Jones: Actor James Earl Jones is a Broadway, television, and movie star. He is well known for his voice as Darth Vader in Star Wars, and his familiar voice is the voice of CNN. Jones is featured in the Stuttering Foundation’s Famous People Who Stutter brochure. He received the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for helping advancing literacy, the arts and humanities on a national and local scale.

Nicole Kidman:  This Oscar award-winning actress is known for her performances in Dead Calm, The Hours, To Die For, Batman Forever,and Rabbit Hole. She suffered from stuttering as a child and ultimately overcame her stammer with hard work and speech therapy.

Bruce Willis: Bruce Willis has starred in more than 60 movies, including the with Die Hard series. Other popular films include Pulp Fiction, Armageddon,The Sixth Sense.Being the leading actor in some of the greatest action movies, Willis has had stuttering problems throughout his youth and was always scared it would affect his acting career.In an interview GQ Magazine, Willis said he felt acting helped him overcome his stuttering.

Famous Athletes Who Overcame a Speech Impediment

Michael Phelps: Michael Phelps, one of the greatest Olympians of all time with a record 22 medals (18 of them gold!), confessed to being teased about his speech impediment as a child. “When I talked fast, I’d drop my Ls and add Ss to words, and if I tried to tell people I didn’t have a lisp, I’d usually lisp the word lisp,” Phelps wrote in his book Michael Phelps: Beneath the Surface. That certainly didn’t stop him from pushing his personal limits to achieve greatness in his field.

Tiger Woods: Tiger Woods is a professional golfer whose achievements rank him among the most successful golfers of all time. Tiger Woods had stuttering problems at childhood but he got past it through hard work and practice. He admitted doing everything possible to conquer his speech impediment including talking to his dog until he would fall asleep. He has since become one of the most successful golfers the world has ever known.

Bill Walton: Bill Walton is an NBA All-Star and member of Basketball Hall of Fame. He is also a well-known NBC Sports commentator. Walton led the NBA in both rebounds per game and blocked shots per game in 1976-77, and was selected to the NBA All-Star Game but did not participate due to an injury. Walton has had a life long problem with his speech and communication skills.

Politicians Who Overcame a Speech Impediment

Vice President Joseph Biden:  He began his political career when he was first elected to the Senate in 1973 at the age of 30, making him the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history. In an interview with People Magazine, Biden opened up about his speech impediment and how his mother’s support helped him overcome his stuttering.

Winston Churchill: He served as the British prime minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 until 1955. A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army and an author. He described himself as having a speech impediment, which he consistently worked to overcome. There are many sources that claim that in addition to stuttering, Churchill suffered from a lisp and the condition known as cluttering.

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