The Spastics Society of Tamilnadu (SPASTN)

Communication & Speech Therapy

Communication is the essence of human life. It is this communication that we are concerned about and take on as our primary goal.

Speech Therapists at the department aim at making all children proactive communicators.

 

Terms:
Speech, Language Pathology – Study of disorders of speech and language.
Audiology: Study of hearing sciences.

 

Activities in the Department

  • Speech and Language, assessment and therapy. The common disorders encountered include children with disorders of voice, fluency and articulation, delayed or deviant  speech and language development.
  • Feeding and drooling management
  • Workshops conducted by therapists and trainees for parents on various therapeutic measures.


Group and individual sessions on Speech Therapy are conducted depending on the needs of children with disability.

 

Audiology
There is also an Audiology Lab with an audiometer and sound treated room to cater to the needs of children with hearing loss.
Songs, rhymes, stories, objects, picture cards, Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices etc. are used during therapy. Oromotor exercises are done when appropriate.