Speech, language, and communication are essential in day to day life.
Speech, language, and communication are one of the key traits of humans, distinguishing them from other species. Clear communication is essential in day to day life. Children and adults need to communicate with peers, family members, friends, and teachers.
Some individuals have challenges with speech, language, or communication, or possibly all three. A Speech Language Therapist is an allied health professional educated in the study of human communication, its development, and possible disorders. The Speech and Language Therapist helps children with speech, language, or communication difficulties. The Speech Language Therapist can also help with eating or swallowing difficulties.
At Dynamics, we believe in a collaborative approach to help individuals break through any challenges they may have. Our Speech Therapists work closely with teachers, occupational therapists, and psychologists as well as medical doctors and audiologists.
Our speech and language therapists in Dynamics specialise in helping children. By assessing the speech, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing skills, they can determine what types of communication problems exist and the best way to help overcome these challenges.
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Any child who has challenges with speech, language or communication may benefit from Speech Therapy. Some examples are children with speech delay, unintelligible speech, or articulation and phonology disorders.
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have challenges with communication even if they are verbal. For such children, the help is not with speech but with communication as they have social or pragmatic language difficulties.
A speech therapist can also help children with difficulties with swallowing or who are drooling.
In Singapore, most Speech Therapists work in Hospitals, Schools, or specialised therapy centres such as Dynamics Therapy Centre.
All speech therapist at Dynamics are registered with AHPC.
Yes! To encourage children to speak and communicate, parents can take different approaches, such use games, rewards, and modelling.
In order to help children reach a higher level of communication, we start with an assessment of their current level. The speech, language, and communication assessment is used to determine the strength and weaknesses of the child.
Our speech therapists combine the use of standardised assessment tools with clinical observations in order to determine the strengths and weaknesses of your child. With solid information at hand, they can then proceed to develop an individually customized intervention plan with concrete goals.
An assessment is required prior to commencing intervention for the Speech Therapist to get to know the child, as well as to understand where he or she needs help.
Before the assessment you will be asked to fill out a form to provide information of your child’s developmental history and your concerns about your child. The therapist will also ask you further information, such as whether or not your child has specific difficulties in certain areas of communication or feeding and swallowing issues.
We are also looking at the areas of attention, listening skills, understanding of verbal expression and your child’s expressive language.
Other observations may include oral-motor functions and whether the child is having any sensory sensitivity around the mouth and jaw.
After the assessment, the SLT will analyse the information captured during the formal and informal assessment to identify specific areas of needs to be worked on. Based on the analysis, the SLT will plan tailor-made goals for your child’s therapy sessions. There will be specific exercises targeted for specific areas of need to be worked on in the sessions and at home.
You may request and optional formal assessment report from the therapist. The report is at extra cost and will be provided within 2 weeks of the assessment date.