Hospital Particular Alvor00h20m
Hospital Particular Gambelas00h20m
Clínica Particular SIIPEMOR09h44m
Clídis – Clínica de Diagnósticos de Sines00h18m
Prevention, assessment, treatment and scientific study of human communication and related disorders.
In this context human communication encompasses all processes associated with comprehension, oral and written language as well as all appropriate forms of nonverbal communication. Speech and language disturbances influence other senses hearing, visual, cognitive, respiratory, speech and swallowing.
The first step in the therapeutic process involves a comprehensive approach to the areas where there are alterations. The information gathered in an interview / initial assessment (history) and based on reports from other professionals should be part of the first Speech Therapy consultation and will be the basis for a full evaluation.
This assessment, based largely on standardized tests, will identify existing alterations, determine the strengths and difficulties and, from there, along with the family, defining the best suited treatment plan. The initial plan is often reevaluated and readjusted if necessary.
Although the Speech Therapy sessions are, are usually with the individual only, the presence of a family member is recommended, in order to obtain information and strategies to be applied in a different context, outside the sessions.
Response to the initial treatment plan as well as progress are regularly evaluated so as to readjust, when necessary, in order to obtain the desired results in the shortest period of time possible.
The Speech Therapist Works with a interdisciplinary team of professionals (ENT Specialist, Pediarician, Neurologist, Physiatrist, Orthodontist, among others.