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Speech & Language Therapy

What Is Speech and Language Therapy?

Speech and language therapy (SALT) is concerned with managing disorders of speech, language, swallowing and communication of both adults and children.

What Happens In Speech and Language Therapy?

Speech and language Therapists at Health2u are trained in assessing and treating adults and children with speech, language and communication, swallowing and eating problems. Certain tests will be carried out with look at the production of sounds and ways of communication. Then a diagnosis will be made of the problem and treatment will be started to work on rectifying any problems. The therapist will show family members and carers strategies to help the person undergoing treatment to help quicker results.

Which Conditions Benefit From Seeing a Speech and Language Therapist?

  • Delays in speaking
  • Problems with producing sounds
  • Cleft palate
  • Autism and selective mutism
  • Stammering
  • Difficulties with voice and hearing
  • Communication, swallowing or eating problems from certain medical conditions such as:
    • Stroke, head injury, parkinsons or other neurological disorder
    • Degenerative conditions including dementia
    • Head, neck or throat cancer

How Does Speech and Language Difficulties Affect Development?

If a child seems to be having difficulties in speech it may not actually be a speech disorder but just a speech delay. It is not definitive when help should be sought but if your child between the age of 1 and 2 has difficulty with the following it may be worth considering have an assessment by a trained Speech and Language Therapist.

  • Difficulty understanding what is said
  • Child is not playing in the way you would expect at their age
  • Difficulty with listening skills
  • Speech is not developing or only has developed slightly

If you would like a speech therapist from Health2u come and see you or another at home just contact us by phone, whatsapp or email. They can travel to any location in Singapore

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    Your Therapists

    Yoon Wai LamConsultant Speech and Language Therapist
    Wai Lam has more than 10 years of experience working with both adults with speech-language and swallowing disorders as well as children with speech-language disorders.
    He began his career in Singapore General Hospital (SGH) in year 2001. In year 2006, he moved on  to provide locum services to the community hospitals (St Luke’s Hospital, Bright Vision Hospital) and private hospitals. He continued to serve SGH as a Locum Senior Speech Therapist until December 2009. In year 2008, he joined National University of Singapore as a Part-time Lecturer in the Masters in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) programme.
    Throughout his 10 years of practise, he has developed training programmes and conducted various workshops both local and overseas. He has trained many Speech Therapists and Speech Therapist students into conducting Clinical Bedside Swallowing Evaluation, Videofluoroscopy, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing and dysphagia management. He is often consulted upon by his peers and doctors for complex cases involving dysphagia. He also pioneered the running of the very first and only Prosthetic Speech and Swallowing Clinic (PSSR) in Singapore at the National Dental Centre with a Consultant Prosthodontist. Wai Lam has assisted St Luke’s hospital into setting up FEES (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing) services. St Luke’s Hospital is the first Community Hospital to provide FEES services in Singapore.
    Wai Lam has been a member of the Speech and Hearing Association of Singapore (SHAS), a professional body for Speech and Language Therapists, since 2001. He is proficient in English and Malay both for written and spoken language, and is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.


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