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Speech Pathology Therapy Programs For Speech Difficulties and Disabilities

Author Zizzur Staff. Published on October 17, 2011 - 1:19 am (382 views — 377 words)

Speech pathology therapy is widely used discipline in the management of speech and language problems. Speech pathologists are the ones who perform the speech therapy especially among children with speech-related difficulties or disabilities. Children and adults with speech and language related problems are the ones who essentially benefited in these kind of speech pathology therapy programs.

Adults with medical conditions are recommended to undergo several speech pathology exercises and treatment modalities; the medical condition would include:

•Apraxia. This is a condition which most people have the problems in speaking and pronouncing syllabicated words.

•Dysarthria. This occurs due to several neurological problems like cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and cerebrovascular accident.

•Stuttering Problem. This is a speech disorder that impedes the speech due to involuntary prolongation or repetitions of words, sounds, syllables, phrases, and involuntary pauses, which the individual affected is not capable to produce sounds.

The speech pathology therapy exercises could be used for solving problems in fluency, voice/resonance articulation, and other speech and language disorders. Asking doctor's advice is very important for a person having some problems with their speech and communication skills. When the doctor finds out the particular speech disorder that the patient has, then that's the time he or she will provide exercises appropriate for the patient's diagnosis. Here are the common exercises given to children with speech and language disorders:

•Pronunciation Exercise. There are children who have hard time in speaking particular letters such as letter "M". Exercises are then rendered to manage pronunciation of letters like D, L, K, T, R, and Y, or other letters that require movement of the lips. The child with speech difficulty is trained to repeat the procedure by placing his hand on his lips while doing the pronunciation exercise. By this means, the child could learn other letters as well.

•Focused Stimulation. This is a type of speech pathology therapy exercise that particular words are utilized repeatedly by the trainer. The children will also be able to make use of the words when they talk to one another. It is helpful in 'stamping' or making a permanent idea of that sound on the child's mind.

Speech-related problems could be minimized with the speech pathology therapy exercises described, which can be utilized for both adults and children.