Speech and Language therapy
Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) is at the crossroads between medicine and psychology. Speech and Language Therapist provides screening, prevention, evaluation, diagnoses and treatment of verbal and non-verbal communication difficulties and oro-facial related problems such as dysphagia or swallowing problems and facial paralysis.
Speech and language Therapists, also known as Speech Pathologists, Orthophonistes and Logopèdes are Allied Health professionals. They provide prevention care and support for patients of all ages and their families or caregivers. They work collaboratively with parents, caregivers and other professionals, such as teachers, nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists and doctors. SLTs provide training and family education.
Articulation delay or disorder
Language delay or disorder
Articulation and tongue posture in Orthodontic cases
Specific learning disabilities
Neuropsychologist studies the structure and function of the brain as they relate to specific psychological processes and behaviors. Neuropsychology is an experimental field of psychology that aims to understand how behavior and cognition are influenced by brain functioning and is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral and cognitive effects of neurological disorders.
Some of the areas addressed include:
Adult and senior can suffer from memory loss that can be present in depression or neurological cases
Dyspraxia and Apraxia
Motor Apraxia/Dyspraxia: the patient will have problems/difficulties in drawing, imitating actions, executing quick and alternative movements.
Oro-facial Apraxia/ Dyspraxia: will have problems/difficulties to move his oral muscle, his tongue, inability to speak.
Traumatic brain injury