Benefits of Speech Therapy Treatment
Speech difficulties can significantly impair one’s ability to communicate with others. In the long run, they can have a major impact on a person’s quality of life. In addition to the practical communication difficulties they create, speech problems may breed feelings of shame and lead to isolation.
While many speech therapy treatment have been developed for children suffering from dyslexia or dyspraxia, there is another category of people who require speech treatment – those who suffer from a neurodegenerative disease. Neurodegenerative conditions may severely impact a person’s ability to communicate and they further complicate an already difficult set of symptoms.
When used as a side treatment, speech therapy can help people who suffer from neurodegenerative conditions in important ways:
Improve communication throughout the course of the illness
Optimise speech intelligibility
Improve vocal hygiene
Increase the patient’s understanding of the condition’s impact on their ability to communicate
Develop a healthier swallowing pattern
Integrating Speech Therapy Treatment with Other Alternative Treatments
In people suffering from neurodegenerative diseases, the underlying causes of speech difficulties range from cognitive problems to muscle spasms, weakness, and fatigue. But these causes also lead to other common symptoms, such as mobility issues.
Used as a side treatment, speech therapy may help contribute to an overall improvement in the patient’s life.
Treatments such as permanent auricular acupuncture increase the production of dopamine and may help increase the positive results of speech therapy. They can optimise results and help the patient live a more socially active life.
At the Center for Neuro-Regenerative Medicine, we provide a speech therapy treatment as a side treatment to auricular acupuncture and may help to improve language, hearing, and voice in a person suffering from Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other neurodegenerative diseases. Using techniques validated by extensive research, this side treatment can help patients to rediscover the joy of communication.
Because every patient is unique, the Center for Neuro-Regenerative Medicine adapts its speech therapy side treatment to the needs of every patient. It may include a reassessment of the speech problem and provide a customized treatment plan. Consistent with the precepts of holistic treatment, it may have a positive effect on the person’s emotional and social outlook.
A Better Way to Communicate
Even a basic speech therapy treatment can empower a person suffering from a neurodegenerative condition. More than restoring their voice, it can build their confidence and their willingness to interact with others. It can have a lasting impact on their social relations and their outlook on life.
This is why choosing an appropriate speech therapy treatment is so important. Whether you suffer from a neurodegenerative condition or know someone who does, speech therapy can make a positive difference in your life.
Learn more about the Center for Neuro-Regenerative Medicine’s speech therapy side treatment here.
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