Speech and language therapy
Speech and language therapy is intended for patients with language cognition or spoken communication disorders or a combination of both, such as may occur following a stroke. It is also recommended for patients with dysphagia (swallowing disorders) and cognitive impairment.
After careful evaluation of each case, the speech therapist uses various modern therapy techniques to try and improve the patient’s communication skills, with primary emphasis on verbal expression. Retraining is also done for issues related to:
- association of ideas
- focus of attention
Speech and language therapy can help to bring about positive results for the patient’s overall rehabilitation programme, since it encourages active participation.