A child must be able to communicate his basic needs, answer and convey intentions, and later on learn to read and write. Depending on the level of deficiency, we at DCCA use various upcoming speech therapy techniques for children having speech difficulties. We are specialized in Talk tools, Prompt therapy, PCES (Picture Exchange Communication Systems), OPT ( Oral Placement Therapy) and DIR floortime. Through all these techniques the child can overcome speech difficulties and communicate effectively.
Speech-language therapy can tremendously improve the communication both verbally and non-verbally. This makes it possible for people with Autism and Delayed speech and language abilities(DSL) to improve their ability to form relationships and function in day to day life. We understand every child has different needs and so is the therapy. Hence every child needs their own treatment plan of action when it comes to speech therapy. Our team of experts at DCCA are well trained and experienced to ensure that the child with autism can communicate clearly, functionally and immediately without the need to prompt.
Role of speech therapists to treat autism?
At DCCA Hyderabad we have an experienced team of speech therapists who use the right techniques to address speech disorder problems to achieve results. The earlier the screening the better. Our speech therapists screen the children who are at risk and take the right steps immediately, work closely with their family to improve a child’s communication to give them a better quality life. For children having higher trouble in speech, our professionals come up with speech therapy techniques such as PECS, Electronic Talkers, use techniques such as lip or facial exercises to improve a child’s ability to speak and communicate.
Children having autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have restricted choice while eating as they are choosy in what they eat which leads to nutritional deficiencies, weight loss and affects the growth of the child. Feeding a child with ASD can be stressful and the severity might be anywhere from mild to severe and parents often face difficulty in feeding as the child behaves abnormally and refuse to accept any new food and start behaving weirdly which is challenging for parents. Some children cannot express (language delays) their likes/ dislikes. Our team of experts at DCCA are well trained in Oral Placement Therapy who give assistance to children facing difficulty in feeding.
Therapeutic Listening (TL) is an evidence sound-based therapy intended to help stimulate the sensory and communication skills which children in autism lack. This therapy is a combination which integrates sound-based intervention with sensory activities for children facing processing issues/ challenges. Therapeutic Listening uses comprehensive and systematic sound patterns which ingrains music, which affects the deeper levels of the nervous system, thus improving attention, balance, body responsiveness, control, communication, social engagement and systematic functioning of the sensory organs.
At DCCA, when children are given therapeutic sessions it streamlines the central nervous system’s sensory processing, communication, understanding the instructions, being attentive and the improvement in the overall child’s behavior. In therapeutic listening sessions, children are exposed to electronic music at controlled frequency and pitch is altered using sophisticated sound technology. This music streamlines and stimulates the limbic system which leads to more systematic, organized behavior and cognitive function. Our trained therapists use Sensory Integration Treatment for more effective improvement in shorter span of time.