Vancouver Speech Therapy: Speech Language Pathologists in Vancouver
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Vancouver Speech Therapy
Treatment for Autism, Language delay, Learning disability, Processing difficulty and Communication challenges
At Vancouver Speech Therapy, we provide variety of speech and language therapy services in Vancouver, Canada.
Our experienced speech and language pathologists at Vancouver Speech Therapy offer from evaluation to diagnosis to treatment to the children and adults of all ages.
Speech Therapy for Children
Speech Therapy for Adults
Therapy for Autism
AAC for Children
Speech Language Pathology in Vancouver
A speech and language pathologist in Vancouver, also known as a Speech teacher or speech therapist works with the children in different ways and treats them to make them a confident and successful citizen of society. Speech language pathologist helps with social communication. It is essential because without communication and interacting with other people, you can not understand other people’s ideas and thoughts. Today we will discuss different speech therapy disorders and how a speech and language pathologist in Vancouver treat speech and language disorders.
What is Speech Therapy?
Why do you need a speech therapist?
The inability to properly announce certain word sounds is known as an Articulation disorder. The child who faces this disorder may swap, drop, distort, or add word sounds. One example of this order is when the world “this” would be saying “thith.” The listener cannot understand correctly what is being said. Our therapist at Vancouver Speech Therapy specialized for the treatment of Articulation disorder.
It occurs when regular airflow obstructs in nasal or oral cavities and alters the vibrations responsible for voice quality. Resonance disorders are associated with neurological disorders, swollen tonsils, and cleft palate. Most commonly, it occurs when the velopharyngeal valve doesn’t close properly.
A fluency disorder is the most common speech disorder which affects the speed, flow, and rhythm of speech. In this disorder, speech is interrupted by unusual stops, word reputations such as b-b-boy. Cluttering and stuttering are two most types of fluency disorders. In cluttering, a person speaks fastly and merges words. While in stuttering, a person has trouble in getting out a sound that is blocked, interrupted, or repeats all words.
What Are Language Disorders?
Difficulty in communication due to brain injury is referred to as cognitive-communication disorder. In this disorder, you lost your thinking power. Cognitive disorder can lead to speaking, listening, and memory issues. Problem or puzzle-solving can be a challenge for people with this disorder. Abnormal brain development, brain injury, stroke, or other neurological disorder are the leading cause of cognitive-communication disorders that Vancouver Speech Therapy treats. Our private speech language services at our clinic helps to improve social communication.
Another speech disorder is Aphasia, which is acquired communication disorder and affects the person’s ability to understand and speak. Besides, it also affects the ability to write and read. The most common cause of Aphasia is stroke and other brain disorders.
How a Speech-Language Pathologist in Vancouver Can Help Your Child
Articulation Skills/Speech Intelligibility
Articulation is the ability to move lips, tongue, palate, and jaw to produce the speech sounds called phonemes. A speech and language pathologist at Vancouver speech therapy center offers this service to the children and tells them how to articulate the words, for example, when word b sound is inhaled and exhaled when turning our voice on. First, we bring our tensed lips together to stop and build the airflow, afterward release the airflow by parting the lips. If a child’s articulation skills are compromised due to any reason, his intelligibility will also decrease as compared to other children of the same age. It is also referred to as speech intelligibility, how well people can understand child speech. At Vancouver speech therapy, our SLPs coordinate with your child to teach them how to produce these specific sound patterns and increase speech intelligibility.
Receptive Language/Listening Skills
Expressive Language Skills
When speech involves physical motor ability to talk, symbolic language is used to convey the message. Gestural symbols help you to send your message to others such as Shrugging the shoulders indicating, “I do not know,” raising of one eyebrow means you are surprised by something, and Waving means Bye-bye. Expressive language then refers to what your child says. Speech-language pathologists can help your child to learn these gestural symbols and new words to form phrases and sentences. It will help your child to communicate with others in the language of expression with the help of Vancouver Speech Therapy.
Vancouver speech therapy center also works with children born with cognitive-communication disorders such as abstract reasoning, attention impairment, and executive functions (planning, monitoring, and problem-solving). Some children acquired these deficits through a head injury, stroke, or degenerative disorders. Our speech and language therapist builds these skills for your child and helps them in restoring attention. Similar to social communication, our speech language services focus in both social communication and cognitive communication skills.
● Changing language according to the place and people, for example, we talk differently with a child and adult
● Using language in different ways to communicate such as (greeting others, asking questions, gain information or protesting)
● Follow conversation rules, for example (understanding verbal and nonverbal cues, taking turns during a conversation, and staying on the main topic). A speech and language therapist teaches your child to learn social language skills to participate effectively in discussions and social gatherings.
Voice and Resonance
Vancouver Speech Therapy recognizes A common voice disorder in children is hoarseness due to vocal abuse. It occurs due to excessive talking, throat clearing, and coughing, which leads to the vocal folds’ damage or strain. Our Speech and language pathologist also works with children who experience this voice and resonance disorder and help them to repair the damage of vocal folds.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Oral-motor/feeding and swallowing therapy
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What happens during speech therapy at Vancouver Speech Therapy?
It begins with an assessment by a Speech and language therapist at Vancouver Speech Therapy who identifies the communication disorder type and treatment accordingly.
Speech therapy for children in Vancouver
A speech and language pathologist in Vancouver can play their role by Interacting through playing and talking, using objects, pictures, and books as a part of language intervention to help stimulate language development. By correct use of sounds and syllabus for a child according to their age, teach them how to use certain sounds.
Speech and language pathologists in Vancouver Speech Therapy provide strategies and techniques for the child and parents how to do speech therapy at home.
How long do you need speech therapy?
The duration of speech therapy varies from person to person, and it depends on a few factors such as
● Age of child
● Frequency of therapy
● Underlying medical condition
● Severity and type of speech disorder
However, speech therapy at Vancouver Speech Therapy cannot complete in one session and demands multiple sessions. Some speech and language disorders improve with time and age, while some continue to adulthood and require long term therapy and maintenance.
Especially a communication disorder caused by stroke or any medical condition improves with time.
1283 Howe St., Vancouver,
BC, V6Z 1C1.