How RASYA Clinic Speech Therapy Program Works?
When we see you first time, our professional team will first conduct a through assessment to establish your child’s needs in various aspects and make a detailed report after consulting multi-disciplinary professionals as needed.
After detailed evaluation, based on the outcome our multi-disciplinary team will create a long-term plan with a strategical short term-goals that meets realistic expectations. These plans will be discussed with parents or caretakers to keep informed.
Strategic therapy will be provided with multi-disciplinary approach, one of the UNIQUENESS about our therapy is that we include parent or caretaker as part of the team, so the therapy can be continued even at home by parent to develop significantly. We also document the improvement by secured videos and use it review the therapy plan and to improve the strategy.
Once all long-term goals were achieved and the therapy met the realistic expectations, will re assess to confirm if the patient has reached the highest of their abilities. If they satisfy, we will counsel the parents and train if necessary, considering future goals. If it is child, we will also help counselling schoolteacher to explain the needs in classroom situation.
It’s never too early or too late to start therapy.
Speech therapy is a treatment that can help to improve communication skills. It's sometimes called speech-language therapy. Speech therapy requires children and adults with speech-language problems, to speak more clearly. Speech therapy services help to improve their quality of life and help them socialize more effectively with others.
RASYA Clinic works with a variety of conditions that influence speech, language, communication, cognition and swallowing (dysphagia) abilities for individuals of all ages. It is on a mission to improve the lives of persons with speech and language challenges. We empower by providing the best plausible therapeutic services.
Our therapists are strongly committed to meeting unique needs. We work closely with our families in order to ensure that our services have a lasting positive impact.
Therapy is most successful when a partnership is formed between the speech therapist, the parents, and/or the client.
We have associated with Indo-American Institute of Speech, Hearing & Balance to provide AMERICAN standard services and strive to attain goals in a fun, functional, and meaningful way while remaining as relevant as possible clients’ life.
Autism is a group of conditions that involve delay in the development of many basic skills, most notably the ability to socialize with others and to communicate, Repetitive body movements, temper tantrums, difficulty in sleeping, aggressive behavior, fearfulness/anxiety.
No cure exists for autism spectrum disorder, and there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. The goal of treatment is to maximize your child's ability to function by reducing the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder and supporting development and learning. Early intervention during the preschool years can help your child learn critical social, communication, functional and behavioral skills. Treatment includes appropriate speech therapy plans and Behavior and communication therapies.
ADHD is a neuro-developmental condition marked by developmentally, ADHD includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior. It can be caused due to genetic, biological, Neurotransmittors, pre-maturity, Low birth weight/prenatal complications, environmental, the exact cause of ADHD is not clear.
Early diagnosis with combination of speech therapy, occupational therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy may be required.
Aphasia is an acquired language disorder that results from damage to the areas of brain, it results in multi-modality deficit that may affect an individual’s ability to speak, write, listen and read, and also affects the aspects of linguistic, cognitive, neurological and pragmatics.
The most common cause of aphasia is a cerebrovascular accident (CVC) more widely known as stroke, Head injury, Brain infection, Slow growing brain tumor, degenerative disease, etc.
Each type of aphasia presenting differently and helped by different types of therapy or communication tips. Therapy treatment mainly focuses on repetition, naming, spontaneous speech, reading skills, writing skills, etc., with techniques using Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular and Phonetic Targets (prompts), melodic intonation therapy, AVAZ, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), etc.
Hearing loss is a result of impaired auditory sensitivity and/or diminished speech intelligibility of the psychological auditory system. The effects of hearing loss vary with age. Pediatric Hearing loss limits the child’s ability to develop effective auditory and speech capabilities. The impact of delayed diagnosis and proper intervention in infants and children with hearing loss has a severe negative effect on the overall speech and language, as well as the cognitive and social skills.
Unilateral hearing loss for example, appears to have higher rates of grade failures, the need for additional educational support, and perceived classroom behavioral concerns. Some children with Unilateral hearing loss may have speech and language difficulties.
Some characteristics include difficulty following verbal directions, difficulty with oral expression, some difficulties with social/emotional or interpersonal skills, will often have a degree of language delay and usually exhibit some form of articulation difficulties, can become easily frustrated if their needs are not met, which may lead to some behavioral difficulties
Speech therapy focuses on to improve child’s speech and language skills, Auditory discrimination, Auditory sequencing, Auditory memory, correct production of speech sounds, pragmatic skills, etc.
Stuttering is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words, or phrases. Onset can be gradual or sudden.
Treatment : Fluency shaping therapy, Finger Tapping, Pause and talk technique, Modified air flow technique, triangular breathing, PACE, etc.,
Cluttering is a speech disorder, characterized by unawareness of his/her own disorder with disturbances in perception, articulation and formulation of speech and often results in fast rate of speech.
Main characteristics include Abnormal fluency which is not stuttering and rapid and/or irregular speech rate. There is no known cause of cluttering speech disorder and onset can be gradual.
Treatment : Identification, speech rate reduction, appropriate pausing, monitoring, narrative skills, etc.,
Dysarthria refers to a group of neurogenic disorders characterized by “abnormalities in the strength, speed, range, steadiness, tone, or accuracy of movements required for breathing, phonatory, resonatory, articulatory, or prosodic aspects of speech production.
Treatment : Speech and Language therapy to help you regain normal speech and improve communication. Your speech therapy goals might include adjusting speech rate, strengthening muscles, increasing breath support, improving articulation, and helping family members communicate with you, etc.,
A neurological syndrome characterized by difficulty in performing daily tasks even if the instructions are understood. Apraxia can happen due to a head injury or disease that affects the brain, such as: a stroke, head trauma, dementia, tumors, etc.
Treatment : Since there is not widely used medical or surgical treatment for AOS, the treatment for neuromotor disorder is mostly behavioral. treatment for AOS should focus on tasks that provide the greatest functional benefit most rapidly or one that provides the foundation for improvement over the course of treatment. focus on to improve speech maintain comprehensibility, establish AAC. The primary goal of such treatment is to enhance communication not to prevent decline or reverse.
LDs are a group of neurological or brain-based problems that affect one or more ways that a person takes in, stores, or uses information and their effects are different from person to person. Not all LDs are language based and primarily affects reading, writing, and spelling are LDs with highlights impact of language impairment in academic settings
Discriminative characteristics of LD : Reading problems, Arithmetic problems, Motor output deficits, Neurological problems, Communication problems, Auditory/Visual Perceptual problems, emotional problems, social problems, etc.
Treatment: Early intervention is essential, the determination of a learning disorder and the need for services are based on the results of tests, teacher feedback, input from the parents or guardians, and a review of academic performance.
Management options include Prosthetic management and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). Behavioral management, physiological support, the eight step (integral stimulation continuum for treating apraxia of speech), sound production treatment, etc.
Voice disorders affect your ability to speak normally. They may change the quality, pitch, or loudness of your voice.
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Voice disorders include Polyps, nodules or cysts on the vocal cords, Vocal fold paralysis, Laryngitis, Puberphonia, Androphonia, etc.
Treatment : Voice therapy is a major treatment modality for almost all types of dysphonia’s or voice disorders. It may be role treatment for certain disorders, or it may precede and follow pharmacological or surgical interventions. A competent voice therapist is one who can analyze a voice into component aspects, define any deviant attributes and provide meaningful program of vocal therapy that eliminates negative vocal symptoms and produces an efficient or artistic voice. Techniques include straw phonation, relation techniques, chin talk, etc.
Other management tips :
It is a condition with difficulty in swallowing food or liquid. This may interfere in a person’s ability to eat and drink. Difficulty can be in the Oral phase, Pharyngeal phase and Esophageal phase.
Treatment : The most appropriate treatment will depend on the cause. Swallowing therapy, Diet, Feeding through a tube, Botulinum toxin (Botox), Dilation, etc.
Cleft lip and palate are birth defects of the lip and mouth, also known as oro facial clefts. Cleft lip and cleft palate are openings or splits in the upper lip, the roof of the mouth (palate) or both. Without treatment, a cleft can make speaking and eating difficult and lead to various other challenges.
Treatment after surgery : The goals of treatment for cleft lip and cleft palate are to improve the child's ability to eat and speak normally. proper articulation therapy. speech and language therapy, feeding support, orthodontic treatment, monitoring for hearing problems and family support
Dementia is one of the most common cause of neurodegerative disease, which is usually chronic or progressive in nature, manifests in the form of disturbance of multiple higher cortical functions, including memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capability, language, and judgments.
Alzheimer’s dementia (AD) is the most common cause of dementia.Other common causes dementia of include vascular dementia, dementia of Lewy bodies (DLB), fronto temporal dementia (FTD), and Parkinson disease dementia (PDD).
Individuals with acquired communication disorder demonstrate relatively selective impairments in attention, language, memory, motor skills, sensory processing, and vision one area of rehabilitation that is different from traditional therapeutic procedures for severe speech and language impairment is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). AAC strategies and techniques have been used increasingly during the past two decades to facilitate, enhance, and improve communication abilities of individuals with the following conditions.