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Speech, Language, Communication Feeding & Swallowing Issues

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Speech, Language, Communication Feeding & Swallowing Issues

ZM THE SPEECH CARE CLINIC

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

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AUSTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

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ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPER ACTIVITY DISORDER

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GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY

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CELEBRAL PALSY

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DOWNS SYNDROME

Disabled kid

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MICROCEPHALY & RIGHT HEMISPHERE BRAIN INJURY

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STUTTERING OR CLUTTERING

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SPEECH SOUND OR VOICE DISORDERS

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HEARING IMPAIRMENT

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CLEFT LIP AND PALATE

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

WHEN SHOULD YOU VISIT A THERAPIST?

Speech Disorders

The signs and symptoms below relate to disorders or delays with speech sounds, fluency, and voice (volume and quality).

Incorrect production of speech sounds due to difficulty with placement, timing, direction and speed of the lips, tongue, & jaw.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Leaving off sounds from words; like saying 'coo' instead of 'school'.​

  • Adding sounds to words; like saying 'puhlay' instead of 'play'.

  • Distorting sounds in words; like saying 'thith' instead of 'this'

  • Swapping sounds in words; like saying 'wadio' instead of 'radio'

Language Disorders

These signs and symptoms relate to late talkers with delays in learning and communicating words, meanings, or grammar.

Selective Mutism is a complex childhood anxiety disorder where a child is not able to speak clearly and communicate coherently in select social settings, specific places or with certain unfamiliar people. The child may be able to talk only when he or she feels comfortable and go mute in other places or situations. If left untreated, it may persist into adulthood.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Cries when being fed

  • Feels Sleepy while feeding 

  • Has issues with latching during breast feeding 

  • Has Breathing issues when eating or swallowing 

  • Says ‘No’ to all food or specific type of food

  • Eats only certain types of food, such as food with soft texture or crunchy food 

  • Takes a long time to eat

    • Has problems biting and chewing food 

    • Coughs or aspirates during meals

    • has saliva come out her mouth / drools while eating 

    • Feels very full/ stuffy while eating

    • Spits up or throws up during or after meals 

    • Does not gain weight 

    • Extremely tense or stiff when feeding. For example, arches his/her back 

    To verify any signs or symtoms you think your child may have

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