Speech Therapy Unit
FDMSE recognizes the need for providing quality clinical services to both children and adults with various disabilities in general and hearing impairment in particular. The speech therapy unit of Faculty of Disability and Special Education (FDMSE) is well equipped for the habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals with speech, language, communication disorders. Preliminary and extended evaluations are done to identify various disorders like:
- Cleft lip and palate
- Mental retardation,
- Reading writing difficulties (learning disability),
- Pronunciation difficulties (articulation),
- Voice disorders like puberphonia and androphonia,
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Post stroke communication disorders.
According to the findings such individuals are advised for speech therapy. Both group and individual therapy are provided on the basis of the requirement. Parents of the children residing outside Coimbatore are given demonstration therapy and training which will enable them to carry out the intervention at home. Monthly review is done for the same.
Audiology and Speech Pathalogy Unit
FDMSE also provides speech therapy to speech impaired students. This unit also has an Audiometer to test the hearing loss of children. By providing speech therapy and also training in Sign Language, the Centre is aiming at promoting total communication system among hearing impaired persons.
A pre- school is also run for children with hearing impairment which has group amplification system and speech trainer. Full time speech language pathologist and a special educator cater to the needs of individuals with communication disorders. Referral services for audio-logical problems are also provided for those who require formal testing of hearing sensitivity.
This unit provides services to hearing impaired persons suffering from hearing loss of varying intensity. The unit also distributes hearing aids to the hearing impaired patients under various government schemes or under sponsorship from philanthropic minded public.
Many young clients have been able to get admission in Integrated Education Programme after undergoing training at our center. The unit also gave speech training to children with speech, language and hearing problems.