WHAT DOES A SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST DO
Speech and Language Therapists (SLT) are highly trained professionals who assess and treat children and adults who are having difficulties related to speech or language, as well as problems with communication, feeding, swallowing and cognitive communication as well as difficulties i.e. any communication skills that require memory, perception, attention, organisation or problem solving.
As part of a multidisciplinary team, SLTs work together with doctors, teachers, and other therapists to diagnose problems and develop treatment plans accordingly. They also conduct a variety of tests to identify neurological issues that may be hindering speech or language.
Dubai Community Health Centre has a team of licensed and highly experienced experts in Speech and Language Therapy that provide evaluation and treatment to children and adults.
How can our Speech Language Therapists help you?
Our speech therapists in DCHC provide evaluations and remediation of a variety of disorders and/or delays which include:
How often should the speech and language therapy sessions take place?
There are several factors that determine how often a child or adult should have speech and language therapy sessions including:
How long will the sessions be?
The duration of the sessions is dependent on the factors mentioned above. Therapy sessions usually last between 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time with time for parent feedback.
What are the types of sessions that can be provided for children?
The mode of therapy your child receives is also dependent on the factors cited above. Children typically receive speech therapy through the following methods:
Where will the therapy take place for children?
This depends on the setting of the services.