This clinic was started in 1962, the year when the ENT department was set up at SCEH. The clinic has a team of qualified and competent speech-language pathologists (SLP), often informally known as speech therapists. SLPs are professionals educated in the study of human communication, its development, and disorders; they specialise in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders, cognitive-communication disorders, voice disorders, and swallowing disorder in children and adults.
Therapists use a variety of strategies, including:
-Oral-motor/feeding and swallowing therapy
In case a person requires speech therapy, it is recommended that it be started as soon as the need is identified. Children who start with therapy before reaching the age of 5 years tend to have a better outcome than those who do it later.