Speech Therapy Service

The Speech, Language and Swallowing Therapist in the Rehabaid Centre provides treatment to individuals suffering from ranges of communication and swallowing disorders secondary to various medical etiologies.  Tailor-made individual training programs aim to facilitate client’s communication and feeding capacity to enhance his/her quality of life and support caregivers to cope with the corresponding care at his/her residence.


Scope of Service:

•     LANGUAGE - Difficulty in understanding and / or constructing spoken and / or written messages

•     SPEECH - Difficulties in pronouncing, initiating, sequencing and programming speech sounds for communication

•     VOICE - Hoarseness, harshness and whisperiness of voice

•     STUTTERING - Disruption of speech flow and fluency

•     DYSPHAGIA - Difficulties in drinking and / or eating with risk of choking and pneumonia

•     BEHAVIOURAL FEEDING DISORDER - Refusal to eat due to cognitive-behavioural factors with risk of malnutrition and dehydration


Speech, language and swallowing therapy are suitable for clients secondary to the following conditions:

•     Neurological: Cerebral vascular accident, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral atropy, dementia, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, spinocerebellar degeneration

•     Paediatric: Language delay, Articulation disorder and Fluency disorder for individuals with Special Education Needs (SENs)

•     Surgerical: Laryngectomy, thyroidectomy, esophagectomy

•     Respiratory: Asthma, bronchitis, chronic obstructive airway disease, post tuberculosis

•     Medical: Diabetes mellitus, deconditioning, renal failure, atrial fibrillation

•     Ear, nose and throat: Vocal nodules, enlarged thyroid, post tracheostomy

•     Oncological: Radiotherapy secondary to cancer conditions to head and neck areas

•     Geriatrics: Cognitive disorders, depression


Centre-based therapy includes:

•     Neuromuscular electrical stimulation

•     Speech sound to meaning association

•     Speech sound programming

•     Oral and facial sensory enhancement

•     Vocal adduction therapy

•     Oro-motor therapy

•     Diet and fluid modification

•     Feeding skills training

•     Swallowing maneuvers

•     Thermal tactile stimulation

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