Referrals to speech and language pathologists are made when there are concerns regarding slow or limited communication development in children, cognition, difficulty with word finding, errors in speech sound production or for augmentative alternative communication needs.
Speech therapist in IPH works with clients who present a wide range of issues. In case of children with mild / moderate / severe learning difficulties, physical disabilities, language delay, specific language impairment, specific difficulties in producing sounds, hearing impairment, cleft lip and palate, stammering, autism/social interaction difficulties, dyslexia, voice disorders and selective autism.
They work on adults with following problems
Mental health issues
Voice problems head, neck or throat cancer
Communication or eating and socializing problems following neurological impairments and degenerative conditions including stroke, head injury,
parkinsonism and dementia.
Help is offered to learners who need assistance. These are often children who function at a lower than average level because of a certain learning- or behavioral problem/disorder, but it can also be offered to pupils who achieve at a higher than average level, they too can do with the extra attention and care.
Learners with DYSLEXIA, DYSCALCULIA, DYSGRAPHIA
Learners with ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
Learners with AUTISM SPECTRUM
Learners with GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY
Learners with EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOR ISSUES.
Speech and language pathologists collaborate with other health professions often working as part of a multidisciplinary team providing referrals to doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, educators, behaviour consultants (applied behaviour analysis), psychologists and parents as dictated by the individual clients needs.