Nayi Disha organized a speech therapy workshop with speech and language pathologist, Ms.Chitra Thadathil. The workshop conducted discussions on various topics such as Hearing, language and speech concerns in children with Down syndrome, Sensory issues in children with Down syndrome, the Importance of ORO-MOTOR exercises, and The four important steps in Oro-Motor exercises and Speech sound hierarchy. Phonation & Resonation are steps 2 and 3 in the Oro-motor exercise. The above video talks about and explains the Phonation & Resonation in oro-motor exercise. You can check the other videos here.
It is very often that in children with Down syndrome we tend to miss spotting a hearing loss because the loss is moderate. It is very crucial that every child who has a speech concern has their hearing evaluated before attempting speech therapy.
Additionally, you may download this caregiver’s manual to understand the long-term care and health of individuals with Downs Syndrome.
If you have questions about Autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD, or other intellectual disabilities, or have concerns about developmental delays in a child, the Nayi Disha team is here to help. For any questions or queries, please contact our FREE Helpline at 844-844-8996. You can call or what’s app us. Our counselors speak different languages including English, Hindi, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, and Bengali.
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