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Speech therapy is the treatment of voice, language, speech and swallowing disorders in childhood, adolescence and adulthood.

It includes counselling and diagnostics, as well as individual therapy.

Services for children and adolescents

Trouble pictures speech therapy in children and adolescents

Dysgramatism (disorder of grammar)
Auditive or visual perception disorders
Stuttering / Rumbling
Eating and swallowing disorders
Cleft lip, jaw and palate
Speech disorders with impaired hearing
Speech disorders in case of developmental impairment or disability
Mutism
Autism

Services for adults

Trouble pictures speech therapy in adults

Swallowing disorders
Mysofunctional disorder Muscle weakness in the mouth area
Stuttering / Rumbling
Laryngectomy 
Facial paralysis Facialis parese
Speech disorders in case of developmental impairment or disability
Child practices pronunciation of a letter

Language development delays in children

Language development delays in children

Language development delays or disturbances (SEV/SES) are language and speech abnormalities that occur in the course of child development.

Features of a language development delay (SEV/SES)

  • restricted active and passive vocabulary
  • disorder of articulation
  • restricted understanding of language
  • disruption of the auditory distinction of sounds
  • weak tongue and lip muscles
  • disruption of grammar
 

A distinction is made between a specific and general language development disorder:

Specific language development delay
A specific language development disorder occurs when the child’s language development is disturbed at one, several or even all linguistic levels.

  • disruption of the level of pronunciation (dyslelia)
  • disruption of the level of word meaning and vocabulary (speech comprehension disorder)
  • disorder of the level of grammar (disgrammatism)
  • disruption of the level of communication (communication disruption)

General speech development disorder
A general speech development disorder occurs when speech development is caused by a primary impairment.

for instance:

  • early childhood brain damage
  • peripheral and central hearing disorders
  • multiple disabilities

The following areas are observed and checked in diagnostics:

  • vocabulary
  • articulation
  • language comprehension strength and coordination of lip and tongue muscles
  • grammar skills
  • auditive perception
  • visual perception

Reading and spelling weakness (LRS) in children

A reading-spelling weakness is a disorder in the learning of written language, which cannot be explained by impairment of mental development, environment or teaching conditions.
It is resulted from the following partial performance weaknesses:
  • motor skills
  • visual perception
  • auditory perception
  • memory and retrieval capabilities
  • phonological awareness
  • general linguistic skills
 

It is a disturbance of partial functions of the central nervous system, in which the transmission of acoustic and/or visual stimuli to the brain works only to a limited extent. Restricted hearing and vision as a cause of the problems of learning to read and write must be excluded by medical examinations.

Language therapy of a child
Sängerin mit Stimmstörung.

Voice disorders in adults, children and adolescents

In our practice, we offer you the diagnosis and therapy of every voice disorder.
The voice is an essential element of human communication – if the voice is sick, personal expression often suffers from it.

Disturbance of the singing voice

In our practice, the diagnosis and therapy of the singing voice is aimed in particular at professional singers, as well as committed amateur or choral singers of all styles (I.e. Classical, Pop, Rock, Jazz). The (re-)acquisition and deeper understanding of one’s own voice, as well as a permanently stable performance of the voice in everyday life, are the main therapeutic goals. Together, the therapist and patient work out the functional rehabilitation of the disturbed voice, as well as its permanent transfer into everyday life, based, among other things, on medical and psychological foundations. The individuality of the personal and artistic orientations are given special consideration throughout the therapy.

Contents of the voice therapy are (depending on the pattern of the disorder):

Perception, breathing, voice (speaking, singing voice), relaxation exercises, articulation/resonance, posture, person/intention, anatomy, speaker drawing/voice formation.

Do you feel like you have a voice disorder?

Possible symptoms of this include:
-the voice sounds rough, hoarse or breathy,
-your professional or private environment believes that your voice has changed,
-frequent lumping sensation in the neck,
-the sound of the voice has changed,
-feeling of exertion when or after speaking,
-changed, in most its inertly, limited performance

The earlier you start voice therapy, the better – because functional disorders can lead to changes in the vocal lips, which sometimes need to be surgically removed (I.e. Reinke’s edema, hard vocal nodules.).

Let us help you – we look forward to seeing you!

Aphasia I.e. speech loss after stroke

Aphasia is a central speech and communication disorder due to acquired brain damage in the speech-dominant cerebral hemisphere after completion of language acquisition.

These are caused by strokes, accidents, brain haemorrhage and brain tumors.

The aphasic disorders can extend to all expressive and receptive linguistic modalities (speaking, understanding, reading and writing).

Treatment of an Alzheimer's patient
Sprechapraxie Störung in Folge einer Hirnschädigung.

Speech apraxia

Speech apraxia is a disorder in the execution of individual movements or of motion sequences in the speech sequence as a result of brain damage.

The impairment consists in the planning or programming of motor activities with the usually intact function of the functional circuits involved in speaking.

Often aphasia and speech apraxia occur together. In rare cases, apraxia can also occur in isolation.

The symptoms of speech apraxia are expressed, for example, by sound malformations, search movements, speech effort, co-movements, attempts at self-correction, speech pauses, stretches and omissions.

Dysarthria

Dysarthria is an acquired neurogenic speech disorder caused by damage to the central or peripheral nervous system.

The impairment is reflected in the control and execution of speech movements. In the areas of breathing, phonation, articulation, resonance and prosodie, problems can therefore arise. In the case of severe disturbances, there may be a complete incomprehensibility of speaking.

Neurological diseases such as  Parkinson’s disease, Chorea Huntington, Chorea Sydenham, multiple sclerosis, skull-brain trauma and stroke can be considered as the cause of dysarthria.

Therapist treats a man's speech disorders