Nayi Disha organized a speech therapy workshop with speech and language pathologist, Ms.Chitra Thadathil on the 7th October 2017.
The workshop videos have been split into 8 sections as shown below.
Video 1 – Hearing, language and speech concerns in children with Down syndrome
Video 2 – Sensory issues in children with Down syndrome
Video 3 – Importance of ORO-MOTOR exercises
Video 4 – ORO-MOTOR EXERCISES – The four important steps
Video 5 – ORO-MOTOR EXERCISES STEP 1 : RESPIRATION
Video 6 – ORO-MOTOR EXERCISES STEP 2 & 3 : PHONATION & RESONATION
Video 7 – ORO-MOTOR EXERCISES STEP 4 : ARTICULATION
Video 8 – Speech sound hierarchy
This video addresses challenges with speech, language and hearing concerns in children with Down syndrome.
What you hear is what you think…..
What you hear is what you understand….
What you hear is what you speak…..
It is thus very important that every child who has a speech concern to have their hearing evaluated before attempting speech therapy.
It is very often that in children with Down syndrome we tend to miss spotting a hearing loss because the loss is moderate.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that this guide is for information purposes only. Please consult a qualified health practitioner for safe management.
Additionally, you may download this caregiver’s manual to understand long-term care and health of individuals with Downs Syndrome.