Speech Therapy Assessment

Rehaabroots specializes in speech, language, social, and other communication impairments diagnostics. To begin therapy, the kid will likely need to undergo an official evaluation, which usually comprises completing a standardized assessment.


Then one of the speech therapists from Rehaabroots does a full assessment for speech, language, cognition, swallowing, and feeding issues. Speech (speech sound problems, fluency, and voice) therapy, oral motor skills, language, communication, social interaction, cognitive-communication (memory, organizational skills, and problem-solving), and Dysphagia therapy are all available.


You may be asked to answer questions or fill out written documents or an assessment form about your child before they are sent for an evaluation. It’s possible that you’ll be asked for a description of your child’s:

  • Health history- any significant diseases, operations, accidents, or recurring health issues should be included in your medical history
  • Developmental history- Your child’s developmental history, including the ages at which he or she began doing key things
  • Family – names and ages of siblings and sisters, discussion of family members who may have speech or hearing difficulties, and so on.
  • Speech and language barriers- Your comments regarding your child’s speech and language behaviors, as well as your child’s speech and language behaviors language abilities, as well as any potential problems.
  • School history- What schools has your child attended in the past?
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During your child’s evaluation, the therapist will watch him or her perform various tasks. The clinician will assess your child’s ability to:

  • Understanding and application of various terms
  • Correct application of words in properly formed sentences
  • Application of language for various purposes
  • Speech sound pronounciation.
  • Physical ability to utter words.
  • The sound quality.
  • Speech fluency.

Depending on the child’s unique needs, the evaluation can take up to an hour to complete. The therapist will interview you and go over the documentation you’ve given. You can anticipate that the official and informal evaluation assignments are completed during the session. After the evaluation, you should expect to receive your report within a few days.

Speech Therapy Admission

If your child is found to require speech therapy, our administrative staff will work with you to schedule a one-on-one therapy session for your child. We do our best to accommodate scheduling requests, but please keep in mind that after-school appointments are the most popular. Our objective is to accommodate your schedule so that it is convenient for you and your family.


We can’t say “how long” speech treatment will take in months or years because each child is unique and our therapy plans are tailored to them. Our therapists will present you with as much information as possible to fulfill your needs and to answer any of your queries. In order to give the most effective course of therapy and generalisation of abilities, we offer consultation with other specialists working with your kid.


Discharge: Once the kid is close to mastering their speech goals, the clinician will talk to you about it a few weeks before the expected end date. At the time of release, all recommendations will be communicated with you, and you will have plenty of opportunity to discuss them with the therapist. There is no such thing as a closed door. If you have any concerns after discharge, please contact your therapist by email or phone. During breaks and the summer, we also offer “refresher” courses for individuals who need “boosters” now and again.

Speech Therapy Procedure

When caregivers are able to observe the therapist, children make the most progress in gaining abilities. Within the facility, the child would attend 45-minute daily therapy sessions 6 days a week (excluding public holidays). Our therapists will work with you to set up Monthly/ Quarterly/ Half-Yearly/ Yearly speech objectives based on the programme you are enrolling in. The first 10 therapy sessions are used to create emotional connectivity with your child/children. Long-term By-Nature courses produce the best results and the most improvement. Consider your monthly aim as a first-aid visit to an RMP doctor vs. a year-long therapy course with your family physician. One is a temporary remedy, while the other is responsible for your family’s requirements.

Children make the best success in learning abilities when parents can witness the clinician utilise techniques and carry out tasks, according to research. The transparent therapy setting at Rehaabroots allows parents and family to see the therapy at any moment. 

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Speech Chain :

Speech chain describes the stages that take place while communication or conversation is carried out. In speech chain, exchange of message moves between the mind of the speaker and the mind of the listener. The message spoken by the speaker is communicated by using articulatory structures to produce. Sound is collected by the listener through auditory mechanism into a neural signals that is interpreted to extract the meaning of the utterance and the intention of the communication act.

What is Auditory Verbal Therapy?

Auditory-Verbal Therapy is exclusively given for hearing impaired children to learn how to speak and understand speech, provided by a hearing aid or a cochlear implant

There are four stages in AVT

I. Awareness
II. Discrimination
III. Identification
IV. Comprehension
Stages are interconnected with each other. Goals are taken according to the stages. After completing one stage then later on next stages are taught.

Tips to Improve Speech

Following are some tips to improve speech clarity:

  1. Practice various exercises to Improve Clarity in Speech- Consonants where they shouldn’t be and no consonants where they should be are two of the most common causes of confused speech in young children.
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  • Consonants Where They Shouldn’t- Be Young children have a tendency to swap out the first letter of a word, which can make what they’re saying imprecise and confusing. For example, some children will say “door” instead of “poor.” They may also say “bick” instead of “kick”. This is because numerous consonant sounds have the same mouth movement. The only difference is how we use our throat and tongue muscles to change the sound.
  • Consonants Where They should be- Young children have a tendency to leave out ending consonants of words, which is almost the opposite of the problem described above. As a result, a child may say “Dad” when they really mean “da”. And the word “da” can indicate a lot of other things. The only way to figure out what they’re saying is to look at the context or ask them more questions. This normally stops by the age of two however it can last longer in some cases.
  1. Encourage them to speak slowly and clearly- Children think and notice things at a far higher rate than they can physically express themselves. This can cause individuals to speak excessively quickly, making it difficult (or impossible) to grasp what they’re saying. Encourage your child to talk slowly and clearly. Demonstrate to them that you’re paying attention as well. When children think that the person they’re speaking with isn’t paying attention, they may want to speak more quickly.
  1. Consult with a Speech Therapist- There are a variety of additional factors that could be causing your child’s stuttering, including speech difficulties, muscle concerns, developmental challenges, and so on. Other things you can notice include sound substitutions or even more serious issues such as apraxia.

Speech Pathologist

From toddlers to adults, SLPs work with people of all ages. SLPs help people with a variety of speech and swallowing issues. This includes issues with:

Speech sounds– Speech sounds are the way we say sounds and string them together to form words. Apraxia of speech, dysarthria, articulation and phonological difficulties are other terms for these issues.

Language– Language refers to how well we comprehend what we hear or read, as well as how we utilise words to communicate our thoughts to others. This condition is known as aphasia in adults.

 Literacy– Literacy refers to our ability to read and write. Reading, spelling, and writing may be difficult for those with speech and language difficulties.

Social communication– How well we follow social communication rules, such as taking turns, how to talk to different individuals, and how close we stand to someone when conversing. Pragmatics is another term for this.

Voice– We may get hoarse, easily lose our voices, speak excessively loudly or through our nostrils, or be unable to make sounds.

Fluency– often known as stuttering, is the ease with which speech flows. When someone stutters, they may repeat sounds like t-t-t-table, use the words “um” or “uh,” or pause frequently when speaking. Many young children will stammer at some point, although most will outgrow it.

Cognitive communication– How successfully our minds communicate is referred to as cognitive-communication. Memory, focus, problem solving, organisation, and other thinking skills may be affected.

Feeding and swallowing– How well humans chew, and swallow food and drink is referred to as feeding and swallowing. Poor nutrition, weight loss, and other health issues may result from a swallowing dysfunction. Dysphagia is another name for this condition.

Speech Pathologists can be found at following places:

  • Private practices
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Rehabilitation centers, long-term and residential health care facilities
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Types of Speech Therapies

Some of the therapies that are most commonly used by various pathologists are as follows:

  • Late Talkers’ Speech Therapy- If your baby or toddler should be talking by now but isn’t, a speech therapist may be recommended. The therapist will most likely try a variety of approaches to get your child to speak, including interacting with him. Withholding a favorite toy until a youngster asks for it might sometimes encourage tiny children to speak, although this depends on the situation.

Other forms of communication, such as sign language or image cards, may be introduced to some youngsters. If necessary, speech therapists may recommend your child for additional testing, such as hearing exams.

Speech therapy for kids suffering from Apraxia- Apraxia affects children’s ability to utter particular syllables or make certain sounds. Your child knows exactly what he or she wants to say, but it never seems to come out properly.

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Speech therapists are trained to assess children for apraxia using a variety of tests, including the following:

  1. Oral-motor evaluation to rule out muscle weakness in the jaw, lips, or tongue.
  2. Melody of speech evaluation in which the therapist listens to see if they can correctly stress specific syllables and employ pitch and pauses at the right places in a sentence.
  3. The child’s ability to pronounce vowels, consonants, and sound combinations is determined by a speech sound examination. This includes determining the extent to which others can comprehend the child’s conversational speaking.
  • Stuttering Speech Therapy- Stuttering is an issue that usually appears in childhood but can also appear in adulthood. Stuttering is usually classified as a behavioural issue. Speech therapists will attempt to educate your stuttering child behavioural modification skills, which may help them manage their stuttering. Speaking too quickly can make stuttering worse for some people; therefore teaching them to moderate their rate of speech is a frequent strategy that may be utilised on your child. It can be beneficial to practice communication in a slower, more fluent style. It’s also a good idea to keep an eye on your respiration.
  • Aphasia Speech Therapy- Aphasia is a condition in which people have trouble speaking as a result of brain injury. Listening, reading, and writing difficulties are all possible symptoms of the illness. Aphasia affects a large number of adults after they have had a stroke. Speech therapists are important in the diagnosis of aphasia because they assess a person’s capacity to understand others, express themselves, and even swallow.

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