Speech Therapy

Speech & Language Impairment – Medically Addressed

Overview

Anyone who suffers from any type of communication related issue can cure his/her problem at our Speech and Language Department. This department has plenty of adept medical professionals who can treat any kind of issues concerning reading, writing, and speech. Therapists also treat people facing challenges with basic arithmetic skills.

Conditions and Treatments

Amongst children, conditions may relate to:

  • Delay in acquisition of speech and language
  • Unclear, unintelligible speech
  • Fluency-related aspects (primary hesitancy, stammering)
  • Children with special needs (those with hearing-challenge, autism, cerebral palsy, mental challenge, developmental delays)
  • Children with neurological conditions
  • Children with learning differences
  • Children with cleft lip and/or palate
  • Voice-related issues

Amongst adults, conditions may relate to:

  • Unclear, unintelligible speech
  • Fluency-related disorders (stammering/stuttering, cluttering)
  • Voice-related conditions (mainly seen in teachers, lawyers, singers, hawkers, harried mothers, vocal-cord paralysis, cancer larynx, among others)
  • Adults with Parkinson’s Disease, Myasthenia Gravis, Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions
  • Individuals affected by strokes
  • Road accident victims
  • Cancer of any structure related to speech
  • Adults with special needs
  • Children and adults with swallowing-related disorders would also benefit from therapy

Therapy is a team effort comprising:

  • Doctors (medical and surgical specialists, neurologists, paediatricians, ENTs, oncologists, psychiatrists, ophthalmologists, plastic surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, dentists, orthodontists, among others)
  • Audiologists, physio and occupational therapists
  • Opticians
  • Psychologists and counsellors
  • Remedial teachers and special educators
  • Social workers/Teachers
  • Parents

Workshops

  • The department also holds workshops for teachers, parents, and professionals from related fields. The topics covered are
  • Speech and language development in children, and related issues
  • Communication skills
  • Early detection of children with possible special needs
  • Spelling and reading made easy
  • Voice care and enhancement
  • Value-based professional services
  • Workshops for expectant mothers
  • Communication skills for nursing staff

Panel of Doctors

Name OPD Day OPD Timings
Mrs. Lehnaz Umrigar Mon
Wed, Fri, Sat
11 AM – 2 PM,
9 AM – 2 PM
Dr. Pallavi Kelkar Fri 3 PM – 5 PM

Other Auxiliary Specialities

Academics
Blood Bank & Transfusion Services
Clinical Research
Food & Dietary Services
Health Check Centre
Medical Social Work
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Speech Therapy
Virtual Clinic
Visa Medical Services
EMS Course