Hearing and Speech Therapy - the subject of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of any hearing and speech impaired. more
Diagnosis oflanguage and speechincludes
1. Checks speech and language
In conducting these tests offer the patient (according to his age and state of health) to perform various tasks in the field of speech and language skills: writing, semantics, phonology and so on.
2. An analysis of linguistic forms, spontaneous speech and communication
This type of inspection is carried out by means of video - or record voice patient.
Diagnostics in the field of hearing loss:
auditory diagnosis and monitoring of patients at risk (premature babies);
selection of hearing aids and auxiliary devices to improve the function of hearing;
consulting and training in the prevention of harmful noise;
auditory rehabilitation - Exercise hearing and the ability to understand speech;
cognitive impairment and the ability to process sound;
information (the ability to distinguish sounds, memory, sound attention) in children and adults.
Speech and LanguageDisorders:
developmental disorders of speech (late onset of speech, slurred speech, difficulty in understanding spoken language);
acquired disorders of speech and language;
speech and language in bilingual children;
speech and language disorders as a result of disorders learning (difficulties of grammar, organization of speech, verbal flow);
stuttering, speech disorders as a result of phonological problems;
sinking down language;
swallowing disorders, speech and pronunciation in patients with motor speech disorders (dysarthria);
swallowing disorders, speech and pronunciation in patients with split palate (cleft palate).
Treatmentof hearing loss
Surgical - there are many operations that can return a person hearing, thanks to the complex equipment and qualification of doctors;
Pharmacological - depends on the cause of the defeat of the hearing aid, from the age of the patient, the environment in which he lives and works.
Treatmentof Speech Disorders
The method of treatment will depend on the causes of the existing violations. Thus, the delay of speech development will require the work of child psychologist.
Defects in the structure of the vocal apparatus - surgery.
Often, to correct deficiencies in the speech, it is enough sessions with a speech therapist.
If the features of speech disorders is associated with neurology, the patient should be undergo treatment.
Each individual case of violation of speech requires a detailed study by the doctor. Only after a thorough medical examination will be assigned to the correct treatment. It is not necessary to delay treatment to the doctor, because the difficulty in communication can lead to stress and put a mark on the entire life.