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What are voice disorders? Voice disorders are a range of conditions which affect the larynx. They can cause changes to the voice called dysphonia or loss of voice aphonia. These changes can affect the way the voice sounds, for example, making it sound hoarse, croaky, strained, breathy or weak. Voice disorders can also make the...
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VOICE TREATMENT AND THERAPY Traditional voice therapy consists of two primary avenues: Vocal Hygiene and Voice Therapy.Vocal hygiene is a daily regimen to achieve and maintain a healthy voice. Vocal hygiene includes maintaining adequate hydration (6-8 glasses of water per day), minimizing exposure to noxious chemicals, no smoking of cigarettes, and the avoiding of excessive...
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Occupational Therapy vs. Physical Therapy: What to Know Physical therapy and occupational therapy are two types of rehabilitative care. The goal of rehabilitative care is to improve or prevent the worsening of your condition or quality of life due to an injury, surgery, or illness. While there are some similarities between physical therapy and occupational...
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What does a physical therapist do? Now that we’ve discussed the differences and similarities between PT and OT, let’s break down what a physical therapist does in more detail. What are the goals of physical therapy? The overall goals of PT focus on: improving or restoring movement, strength, and range of motion decreasing pain preventing...
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How does it work? An SLP will begin by assessing the individual. They can then identify different types of speech disorders and how they can treat them. Speech therapy for children A child may participate in speech therapy in a classroom as part of a small group or in a one-on-one setting. This depends on...
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Speech Therapy for Adult Speech therapy for adults can support a wide range of communication and swallowing issues. Our local Speech Centres all over Ireland can provide home visits and services to nursing homes ensuring the highest standards and HIQA compliance. What happens when you see a Speech and Language Therapist? When you make an...
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SPEECH THERAPY VS. LANGUAGE THERAPY: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? Your child has been diagnosed with a speech-language delay, but what does it mean? Speech therapists treat a variety of disorders and it is important to understand the difference between speech and language disorders in order to participate fully in your child’s treatment. Speech therapy most commonly...
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THE VALUE OF SLEEP AND DEVELOPING A SLEEP SCHEDULE Summer is almost over and those crisp fall nights are just around the corner, which means whether we like it or not, school is starting.  The demands of the school day are much different than the lazy days of summer, so now is the time to...
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HOW TO IDENTIFY DEVELOPMENTAL RED FLAGS: 0-3 MONTHS Parenting a new baby comes with so many questions: How do I play with a newborn? When will he sleep through the night? How do I know whether her development is on-track? Is his temperament ‘normal’ or should I be concerned? Today, Occupational Therapist Jennie Shafer is...
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Top tips for supporting self-esteem in speech therapy Speech and language therapy does tend to involve practising something that you find difficult over and over again. No-one enjoys doing that! It is particularly difficult if you realise that it is something other people seem to manage effortlessly, but you really struggle with it. It’s so...
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