SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPY

What do Speech-Language Pathologists do?

 

A speech & language therapist is a specialist that provides a comprehensive assessment and evidence-based intervention to ensure an effective progress of your child’s development in the following arenas: communication, language, articulation and speech, fluency, feeding and swallowing, cognitive, social,  auditory-verbal skills, numeracy and literacy.

 

Why might you consult with a speech-language pathologist?


 

At Perfect Balance Rehabilitation Centre you and your child can visit our Speech-Language Pathologist either by being referred by your GP or Specialist, or alternatively you can self refer, to address a specific delay/disability, need or condition or for advice to achieve a functional level of language and communication.

 

Speech-Language Pathology services and programs include (but are not limited to):

 

Conditions

 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Learning disabilities (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, ADHD, etc.)

  • Physical and cognitive disabilities (Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, rare neurological disorders, etc.)

  • Epilepsy

  • Hearing impairment

  • Oral-motor disorders

  • Swallowing and feeding disorders

  • Childhood Apraxia of speech

  • Articulation and phonological disorders

  • Language delays/disorders

  • Specific language impairment

  • Stuttering

  • Cognitive delays

  • Any condition that may affect a child’s cognitive, social-communication, social, feeding development from 0-18 years old.

 

Programs and Techniques

  • Early intervention and stimulation for premature babies

  • Natural environment interventions (nursery, school, mall etc.)

  • Curriculum modifications/adaptations at the nursery/school.

  • Generating Individual Family Service Plan IFSP (0-3 years old) /Individual Educational  Plan IEP (3-18 years old)

  • Group Therapy

  • Hanen Parent Program Training (IT Takes Two To Talk for children with language delays, More Than Words for children with social-communication difficulties or Autism)

  • Hanen Teacher Program Training (Learning Language & Loving it)

  • Developmental screenings, awareness sessions, training sessions for caregivers.
     

What treatment can you expect from our Speech-Language Pathologist?

 

Our Speech & Language Therapist provides a family and child-centered intervention.  She collaborates with caregivers (parents, teachers, nannies) and healthcare professionals to ensure the delivery of a comprehensive service to children from birth to 18 years old.

 

After the assessment, an individualized treatment plan is generated and discussed with parents to agree on long and short term goals. Families are encouraged to be involved in therapy to ensure the continuity of progress at home. Our Speech-Language Pathologist will provide education and training to parents during sessions, group therapy and/or family workshops.

Rana has a B.Sc. degree in Speech and Language Therapy from the Public Health Faculty at Lebanese University. Rana is Hanen Certified and a Hanen Parent and Teacher Program Leader...  Read more

Meet Rana Mabsout

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