Speech disorder is a term which describes several conditions affecting an individual’s ability to create and form speech sounds correctly. A speech disorder can range from mild to severe. In more severe cases an individual may be completely unintelligible.
Speech disorders affect an individual’s ability to communicate effectively in a variety of settings including the home, work and social environments. Our speech and language therapists will provide individualised treatment plans which will be tailored to the individual’s specific needs and abilities.
Speech and language therapy can be very beneficial for individuals with speech disorders and aims to improve their intelligibility so they can communicate more effectively with others. In more severe cases the speech and language therapist can explore alternative forms of communication with the client.
See below for the types of speech disorders we treat at SLT UK.
Cluttering is also known as ‘speech organisation disorder’. As the name suggests, people with this disorder may have speech that is difficult to understand, rapid speech, erratic intonation and may also include unrelated words in their sentences.
Stuttering or stammering, is a disruption to the flow of speech and severity depends upon each individual’s difficulty. Our speech and language therapists provide support and treatment to patients that stutter.
A lisp is a form of articulation difficulty which is caused by the mispronunciation of the ‘s’ and ‘z’ sounds from childhood. The severity of a lisp can range from mild to severe ut our speech and language therapists provide treatment to overcome a lisp.
A speech sound disorder is when people have difficulty articulating sounds and using correct phonological processes. Adults may have difficulties if these mistakes continue from childhood, or after suffering a stroke or head injury.
Dysarthria occurs when an individual is unable to articulate a message effectively using their muscles of speech. There are many different causes of dysarthria and our speech and language therapists will be able to identify, support and manage dysarthria.
AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. There are many forms of AAC from no-tech picture boards to high-tech computerised speaking devices. People may need AAC due to a variety of reasons, but it is used to assist communication. It is a way of allowing a person to get their message across if they are […]
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