The components of Speech include phonation, producing sound; resonance; fluency, variation of pitch and voice amongst other things. The components of Language include: phonology, manipulating sound according to the rules of a language; morphology, understanding and using minimal units of meaning; syntax, constructing sentences by using languages’ grammar rules; semantics, interpreting signs or symbols of communication to construct meaning; and pragmatics, social aspects of communication.

Cases which can benefit from Speech Therapy:

  • Infants with injuries due to complications at birth, feeding and swallowing difficulties,which could include dysphagia.
  • Children with mild, moderate or severe:
  • Genetic disorders that adversely affect speech, language and/or cognitive development.
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)
  • Autism (including Asperger’s)
  • Developmental Delay
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Cranial Nerve Damage.
  • Hearing Loss
  • Language delays
  • Specific Language impairment
  • Specific difficulties in producing sounds (Also called Articulation Disorder)
  • Pediatric traumatic brain injury
  • Developmental Verbal dyspraxia