Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and language therapy is the assessment and treatment of communication problems and speech disorders. It is performed by speech-language pathologists (SLPs), which are often referred to as speech therapists. Some kids have trouble saying certain sounds or words. This can be frustrating because others may have trouble understanding what they’re trying to say.

Speech therapy techniques help to improve communication. These include articulation therapy, language intervention activities, and others depending on the type of speech or language disorder.

Articulation, Fluency, Resonance, Receptive, Expressive, Cognitive-communication are various speech disorders that can be corrected or improved by regular sessions of speech therapy.The approach used varies depending on the disorder. It may include physical exercise to strengthen the muscles used in speech (oral-motor work) speech drills to improve clarity or sound, or loudness and production practice to improve articulations and language parameters.

Speech-language pathologists work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social and cognitive communication, and swallowing disorders in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Speech and language program begins with an individual evaluation to assess an individual’s strengths and weakness in speech, language and communication. From this evaluation, the pathologist sets goals and works on Receptive and Expressive languages of children with Autism.

We here at Nishtha Special School,Dilshad Garden deal with all types of special needs children for speech or language problems.

  • We assess the child and provide individual therapy plans
  • We take children with ASD, Down’s syndrome, CP, MR, ADHD, and Muscular dystrophy, HI, LD and Aphasia
  • We use the latest techniques developed for a particular disability
  • We plan different activities for children, e.g. to teach blowing we use paper blow, and candle blow then progress to the spirometer
  • We start with the base to achieve every milestone until we accomplish a skilled performance
  • We are focused on fun learning approach with the help of activities
  • In the early intervention group, we give more focus on fun learning techniques
  • In older children, we categorize students as per their interests and abilities
  • We focus on one-to-one learning
  • Group communication in a playful approach to improving social interaction is useful

In Nishtha Special School , Our Speech language pathologists provide therapy one-on-one, in a small group or in a classroom setting. Nonverbal children with autism can benefit from Augmentative and Alternative communicative (AAC) methods. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used at Nishtha special school. At the start of a PECS program, a Speech therapist teaches the child to exchange a picture for an object. Children with Autism learn to distinguish pictures and symbols and use both to form sentences. This program emphasizes and reinforces verbal communication.Our School offer speech, language and communication therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other Neurodevelopmental Disorder (Intellectual Disability (ID), Attention deficit hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Downs syndrome).