Speech Therapy and it's Benefits

What is Speech Language Therapy?

Speech-language therapy is the treatment of speech and/or language disorders. A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to difficulty in understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas.

At VR SPEECH AND HEARING CLINIC, Rathod Vilas focuses on the diagnosis, management and treatment of problems that affect one’s ability to speak and / or understand and use language. At the clinic, services are provided to children who fail to develop normal communication or adults who acquire communication disabilities as a result of disease, injury or a stroke. Intervention is also provided for swallowing and feeding difficulties.

Why is Speech Therapy Needed?

Communication is the process of being able to understand and to be understood. In today’s world it is important for both, children and adults to express themselves effectively. Speech and Language affects every facet of our lives. This includes our social, interpersonal, scholastic and professional relationships.

Efficient and age appropriate communication skills are important for learning, literacy and positive self esteem. Hence, speech and language are fundamental to a happy and productive life.

Misconceptions and Myths

  • A child with delayed speech and language will outgrow problems, as he grows older without intervention.
  • Speech and language problems are always associated with some mental sub-normality.
  • People who stutter are less intelligent or suffer from psychological problems

How will speech-language therapy benefit you or your child?

The benefits of speech-language therapy are numerous. The primary ones that stand out are:

  • They will be easier to understand
  • Interactions will be less frustrating
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Better communication at school or work, resulting in better learning or work efficiency
  • Improved social relationships
  • Better listening and following directions
  • More precise, organized oral and written expression