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The mission of Saint Clare
School for Special Education

is to educate children with learning differences

Our Approach

Speech – Language Therapy

Speech – Language Therapy is a habilitative and rehabilitative treatment. SLPs assess speech, language, cognitive-communication, and oral/feeding/swallowing skills to identify types of communication problems (articulation; fluency; voice; receptive and expressive language disorders, etc.) and the best way to treat them. Effective communication entails good understanding of what’s heard, responding appropriately, producing the sounds correctly and using the correct tone, pitch and intonation of voice.

Remediation

In speech-language therapy, an SLP will work with a child one-on-one, in a small group, or directly in a classroom to overcome difficulties involved with a specific disorder. Therapists use a variety of strategies, including:

• Articulation therapy: Articulation, or sound production, exercises involve having the therapist model correct sounds and syllables for a child, often during play activities. The level of play is age-appropriate and related to the child's specific needs. The SLP will physically show the child how to make certain sounds, such as the "r" sound, and may demonstrate how to move the tongue to produce specific sounds.

• Language intervention activities: The SLP will interact with a child by playing and talking, using pictures, books, objects, or ongoing events to stimulate language development. The therapist may also model correct pronunciation and use repetition exercises to build speech and language skills.

• Receptive Language is the comprehension of language. Skills in this area include following commands, identifying familiar and less familiar objects and concepts.

• Expressive Language is the use of gestures or words and sentences to convey meaning or messages to others. Some of the children might have difficulty using words to express themselves so an alternative form of communication might be helpful for them (e.g. Picture Exchange Communication System, Go-Talk, etc.).

• Articulation therapy: Oral-motor/feeding and swallowing therapy: The SLP will use a variety of oral exercises — including facial massage and various tongue, lip, and jaw exercises — to strengthen the muscles of the mouth. The SLP also may work with different food textures and temperatures to increase a child's oral awareness during eating and swallowing.

Initial assessment/screening will be conducted prior to the start of the therapy to identify areas of concern. Then, an idividualized treatment plan will be done. It states prioritized short term goals for the clients to achieve long term goals in the future. SLTs work closely with the multi-disciplinary team to achieve a holistic approach.

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Saint Clare School for Special Education

270 Upper Bukit Timah Road #01-11/12, Singapore 588211

   
Nearest Bus Stop: 3 mins walk
Buses available at the nearest Bus Stop: 67, 75, 170, 171, 184, 852, 961.

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