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Speech care for adults.

OUR EXPERTISE FOR ADULTS

Speech, Language, Communication, Feeding & Swallowing Issues

ZM THE SPEECH CARE CLINIC

We specialise in speech, language, communication, feeding and swallowing  disorders in adults with...

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PARKINSONS

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STUTTERING OR CLUTTERING

Speech care for old people

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VOICE DISORDERS

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STROKE

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DEMANTIA

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

WHEN SHOULD YOU VISIT A THERAPIST?

SPEECH DISORDERS

Speech disorders are impairments in the production and use of oral language. This includes difficulty making speech sounds, producing speech with normal flow and producing voice.

Stuttering is characterised by interruption in the forward flow of speech and by specific types of disfluencies in speech .

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Repetitions of sounds and sounds; like 'Let’s go out-out-out'. Prolongations of consonants when it isn’t for emphasis; like 'sssssssometimes we stay home'

  • Blocks; like long pauses or inability to initiate sounds. Avoidance behaviors; like avoidance of sounds, words, people, or situations that involve speaking.

  • Escape behaviours, such as eye blinking and head nodding or other movements of the extremities, body, or face, or physical tension.

LANGUAGE DISORDERS

These signs and symptoms relate to difficulty in understanding, and using language for communication.

Aphasia is a neurological disorder caused by damage to those areas of the brain that are responsible for language. It is most commonly seen in adults who have suffered from stroke, tumor, infection, traumatic brain injury, or dementia.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

 

  • Inability to comprehend language.

  • Word finding difficulties.

  • Inability to write.

  • Inability to read.

  • Persistent repetition of phrases.

  • Inability to form words.

The feeding disorders signs and symptoms below also known as Dysphagia relate to difficulties in feeding and swallowing food.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Coughing during or right after eating or drinking.

  • Clearing your throat often after eating or drinking.

  • Feeling like something is stuck in your throat or chest after eating or drinking.

  • Needing extra effort or time to chew or swallow.

  • Food getting stuck in the corners of your mouth.

    • Weight loss

    • Finding it difficult to chew crunchy/ hard food 

    • Excessive drooling while eating 

    • Difficulty breathing during or after swallowing 

    • Dryness or stickiness in mouth and throat 

    To verify any signs or symptoms you think you may have, book an informal assessment with us.

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