Cape Town Therapy Hub | Speech Therapy
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Speech Therapy

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Our Speech Therapist offers therapy in both Afrikaans and English. Her main focus areas include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Early childhood intervention
  • Speech, language and auditory processing therapy for school-aged children
  • Working with children on the autism spectrum and other language and developmental delays

Our Speech Therapist has a special interest in the Developmental Individual-difference Relationship-Based model (DIR®/Floortime™) and is a qualified DIRFloortime® Practitioner. She works on speech disorders (production of sounds), language disorders (problems understanding words or putting them together), auditory and cognitive disorders as well as oral feeding disorders.

 

Speech disorders

  • Fluency includes problems such as stuttering
  • Articulation involves difficulty producing clear and distinct sounds
  • Voice relates to issues with pitch, volume or voice quality to the extent that it distracts others from understanding what is being said
  • Resonance in relation to hypernasality or hyponasality

Expressive and receptive language disorders

  • Receptive disorders refer to difficulties understanding or processing language
  • Expressive disorders, on the other hand, refer to problems with spoken and written language (difficulties putting words together, vocabulary limitations, incorrect articulation of sounds within words)

Auditory and cognitive disorders

  • Auditory disorders in relation to speech, language, communication, and listening skills impacted by hearing loss, deafness and auditory processing.
  • Cognitive disorders include difficulty with skills that relate to attention, memory, problem solving and executive functioning (higher brain functioning related to goal-directed activities)

Oral feeding disorders

  • Oral feeding disorders such as problems eating, drinking, chewing, swallowing, gagging/choking, coughing, food selectivity/refusal