Information on speech and language therapy

Release an E-learning course for Rehabilitation service providers on Patient and Caregiver Education

By : 248 Views21/07/2020
Release an E-learning course for Rehabilitation service providers on Patient and Caregiver Education

Humanity & Inclusion Vietnam releases its e-learning program on Patient and Caregiver Education aiming at improving current practices related to patient discharge and transition of care from hospital to the patient’s home. The overall objective is to improve current practices related to patient discharge and transition of care from hospital to the patient’s home. At the end of the training, participants will be able to effectively train and educate patients and their care-takers or family members so that care follow-up can take place at home following patient discharge from hospital. Targets of the training are Rehabilitation service providers, including but not limited to: physio/occupational/speech therapists, nurses and doctors. The training is structured with 6 modules. In order to be able take the course according to their professional settings, participants have the possibility...
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Going to a Speech Therapist

By : 376 Views03/05/2019
Going to a Speech Therapist

Reviewed by: Amy Nelson, MA, CCC-SLP   Some kids have trouble saying certain sounds or words. This can be frustrating because others may have trouble understanding what they’re trying to say. The good news is that kids who have trouble saying certain sounds or understanding others can go to a special kind of therapist for help — speech therapists (also called speech-language pathologists). What Do Speech Therapists Help With? Speech therapists help people of all ages with different speech and language disorders. Here are some of them: articulation(say: ar-tik-yuh-LAY-shun) disorders: This when a kid has trouble saying certain sounds or saying words correctly. “Run” might come out as “won.” Or “say” may sound like “thay.” Lisps are considered articulation disorders. fluency(say: FLOO–en-see) disorders: If a kid...
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Speech-Language Therapy (for parents)

By : 468 Views03/05/2019
Speech-Language Therapy (for parents)

Reviewed by: Brooke Crenshaw, MS, CCC-SLP   In a recent parent-teacher conference, maybe the teacher expressed concern that your child could have a problem with certain speech or language skills. Or perhaps while talking to your child, you noticed an occasional stutter. Could your child have a problem? And if so, what should you do? It’s wise to intervene quickly. An evaluation by a certified speech-language pathologist can help find out if your child is having problems. Speech-language therapy is the treatment for most kids with speech and/or language disorders. Speech Disorders, Language Disorders, and Feeding Disorders A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds. A language disorder refers to a problem understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas. Speech disorders include: Articulation disorders:difficulties producing sounds...
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Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease: Living With

By : 306 Views15/03/2019
Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease: Living With

Preparing for emergencies Use an intercom system or baby monitor to alert others that there is an emergency. Use bells or buzzers if you are not able to speak. Use “codes” that signify urgency. For example, a tinkling bell might mean, “I’d like company,” while an air horn might mean there’s an emergency. Carry a cell phone that is equipped with pre-programmed numbers. Pre-program all of your telephones so they can automatically dial the necessary emergency number(s). Consider a “Life Call” button if you spend time alone (if available). Source: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9392-speech-therapy-for-parkinsons-disease/living-with ...
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Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease: Management and Treatment

By : 356 Views15/03/2019
Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease: Management and Treatment

Here’s a sample of the assistive devices that are available to help people with Parkinson’s disease communicate more clearly (if they are available): Palatal lift This is a dental apparatus that is similar to a retainer. It lifts the soft palate and stops air from escaping out of the nose during speech. Amplification This is a personal amplifier that can be used to increase vocal loudness in soft-spoken people. The amplifier also decreases voice fatigue. TTY telephone relay system This is a telephone equipped with a keyboard so speech can be typed and read by a relay operator to the listener. Either the whole message can be typed or just the words that are not understood can be typed. Low-technology devices Notebooks and language boards can be used as alternative communication techniques. High-technology electronic speech enhancers, communication devices Computers with voice synthesizers...
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Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease: Overview

By : 353 Views15/03/2019
Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease: Overview

The Lee Silverman Voice Therapy Program has demonstrated significant value for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Tips for improved communication are presented. Information tips for improving communication Dysarthria (difficulty speaking) and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) can be severely limiting symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD). These conditions can be helped by referral to a speech therapist. The Lee Silverman Voice Therapy Program has demonstrated significant value for patients with PD. The patient should be referred to a speech therapist experienced in administering the Lee Silverman Voice Therapy Program. People with PD may find it difficult to pronounce words clearly. This is because the muscles weaken in the voice box (larynx), throat, roof of the mouth, tongue, and lips. Some resulting speech impairments might be: Hoarse or strained voice Muffled or nasal-sounding...
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Guidelines for Speech-Language Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease

By : 560 Views06/03/2019
Guidelines for Speech-Language Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease

By: Hanneke Kalf, Bert de Swart, Marianne Bonnier-Baars, Jolanda Kanters, Marga Hofman, Judith Kocken, Marije Miltenburg, Bas Bloem, Marten Munneke  With respect to Parkinson’s disease, speech-language pathology focuses on three domains: difficulty with speech: hypokinetic dysarthria and the influence of cognitive impairments on language comprehension, language use and communication skills difficulty with chewing and swallowing: dysphagia, choking and slow chewing and swallowing difficulty with controlling saliva: drooling or dribbling of saliva For the rehabilitation of persons with Parkinson’s disease (PwP), Morris & Iansek have described a theoretical model which has been met with positive experiences in large Parkinson’s centers abroad. This model consists of the following five basic assumptions: “Normal movement is possible in Parkinson’s disease; what is required...
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A randomized controlled trial of very early rehabilitation in speech after stroke

By : 317 Views06/03/2019
A randomized controlled trial of very early rehabilitation in speech after stroke

“Aphasia affects approximately a third of the 440,000 individuals living with stroke in Australia. Recovery from aphasia is highly variable with multiple factors believed to contribute to the overall extent of communication recovery achieved by each individual. There are currently few available specific medical treatments designed to reduce the impacts of aphasia occurring as a consequence of stroke; therefore, aphasia rehabilitation is the mainstay of recovery for people with aphasia. Early aphasia rehabilitation is thought to enhance the natural processes of spontaneous recovery by strengthening neural networks through the use of highly repetitious, task-specific behaviors that require coinciding neuronal firing of a group of connected neurons. These behaviors are believed to minimize independent neuronal activation that may produce maladaptive behaviours. The 2012 Cochrane Review examined...
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Pediatric Dysphagia: Physiology, Assessment, and Management

By : 345 Views04/03/2019
Pediatric Dysphagia: Physiology, Assessment, and Management

By: Pamela Dodrill and Memorie M. Gosa Infancy and childhood represent a time of unparalleled physical growth and cognitive development. In order for infants and children to reach their linear and neurological growth potential, they must be able to reliably and safely consume sufficient energy and nutrients. Swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) in pediatric populations can have a detrimental effect on dietary intake and, thus, growth and development. As a result, it is imperative to accurately identify and appropriately manage dysphagia in pediatric populations. This article provides an overview of dysphagia in children, as well as common causes of childhood swallowing difficulties, populations at risk for pediatric dysphagia, techniques used to assess swallowing in pediatric patients, and the current treatment options available for infants and children with dysphagia. The article “Pediatric...
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What is AAC?

By : 398 Views28/12/2018
What is AAC?

Source: http://aacinstitute.org/what-is-aac/ An estimated 3.5 million Americans experience speech disability to the extent that they have significant difficulty being understood by others. Many of these people have no speech at all and also have other physical disabilities that preclude expressive communication using gestures, writing, or typing. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is a field of endeavor addressing the communication and other related needs of individuals who experience significant and complex communication disorders. The goal of AAC is to achieve the most effective communication possible for the individual in order to maximize their potential and lead the highest quality of life possible. Aspects of this field include clinical service delivery, education, research and advocacy. Individuals who benefit from AAC intervention frequently require assistive technology...
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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

By : 317 Views28/12/2018
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

(Source: https://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/aac/ ) Children and adults with severe speech or language problems may need to find other ways to communicate. There are many types of AAC that they can use. Speech-language pathologists, or SLPs, can help. On this page: About AAC Types of AAC Working With An SLP Other Resources About AAC You may have seen someone write in a notebook to answer a question. Maybe you have seen people using sign language or other gestures. You may have seen someone push buttons on a computer that speaks for them. These are all forms of augmentative and alternative communication, or AAC. AAC includes all of the ways we share our ideas and feelings without talking. We all use forms of AAC every day. You use AAC when you use facial expressions or gestures instead of talking. You use AAC when you write a note and pass it to a friend or coworker....
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Who need speech and language therapy?

By : 381 Views26/06/2018
Who need speech and language therapy?

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Language development manual for parents

By : 266 Views25/06/2018
Language development manual for parents

Trong năm 2017, Nhóm Chuyên đề Đặc biệt về Trẻ em Việt Nam, nhóm đầu tiên thuộc loại hình Nhóm Chuyên đề ở Việt Nam, đã được thành lập. Nhóm đã quyết định cùng nhau làm việc về một dự án chung nhằm tạo ra các tờ hướng dẫn về phát triển ngôn ngữ dành cho phụ huynh. Cho đến nay vẫn chưa có bất kỳ nguồn tài liệu nào có sẵn về vấn đề này ở Việt Nam. Nhóm đã sử dụng một mẫu tài liệu được cung cấp bởi một người ủng hộ tổ chức Trinh Foundation của Úc, một nhà thực hành Âm ngữ trị liệu thuộc khối tư nhân ở Tây Úc. Dự án được khởi động bởi Cô Sarah Day, một tình nguyện viên người Úc, và sau đó chuyền giao quyền điều hành qua Cô Đỗ Bích Thuận, nhà Vật lý trị liệu và Âm...
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Speech and language therapy at the Family Doctor Clinic at Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine

By : 281 Views25/06/2018
Speech and language therapy at the Family Doctor Clinic at Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine

Bệnh tật là tình trạng sức khỏe bị khiếm khuyết hoặc bị giới hạn khả năng, đây là rào cản trong cuộc sống (tại nhà, nơi làm việc, trường học và trong một xã hội rộng lớn hơn), vì vậy xã hội có lẽ cung cấp cho những người này cơ hội can thiệp trị liệu liên quan đến quyền được chăm sóc sức khỏe. Tùy theo bệnh lý và sự chọn lựa của từng cá nhân trong phạm vi chăm sóc sức khỏe như phục hồi chức năng, các dịch vụ hỗ trợ, sự can thiệp về tâm lý. Năm 2010, tổ chức y tế thế giới và ngân hàng thế giới cho ra báo cáo về bệnh tật và phục hồi chức năng để cải thiện đời sống của người bệnh tật và thúc đẩy sự tham gia xã hội. MỘT SỐ BỆNH CỤ THỂ VÀ THÔNG TIN CẦN THIẾT LIÊN...
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The “Development of Speech and Language Therapy Education in Vietnam” Project

By : 271 Views22/06/2018
The “Development of Speech and Language Therapy Education in Vietnam” Project

Speech and language therapy is a profession devoted to assessment, diagnosis, habilitation, rehabilitation, counseling, and prevention services for individuals from birth through old age who have some type of speech, voice, language, fluency, cognitive-communicative, or swallowing problems due to delayed development or as a result of an injury, cancer, stroke or progressive neurological disease. Speech and language therapy aims to help all people to have an effective means of communication and of swallowing, to allow them to learn and engage in activities of daily living, thereby facilitating their educational attainment, employment and social inclusion, and to maintain and/or increase their quality of life. Vietnam has more than 6.1 million people over the age of 5, or 7.8 percent of the population, have a disability (GSO. 2010) and there is a increase in the number of people in need of...
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