At NIRT, Speech Pathology Specialist have designed Speech Therapy to address communication problems, memory loss and swallowing dysfunction. These treatment plans can focus on comprehension skills for written and verbal communication as well as cognitive status, which may include memory, orientation and reasoning skills. The components of speech production include: phonation, producing sound; resonance; intonation, variance of pitch; and voice. For patients with swallowing disorders, we work to address oral muscle strength and function for speaking and for safe eating and drinking.
Occupational Therapy (OT) helps client to acquire basic, self-help skills required for daily living. Examples of OT goals for clients may include: learning to tie shoes, improving handwriting, self-grooming, self-dressing, self-feeding, independent use of the toilet, learning to give oneself appropriate sensory input, and other similar skills.
Physiotherapy helps client to acquire and/or improve of skills related to gross motor movement, such as sitting, standing, walking, jumping, running, and lifting. Physiotherapy program may be comprised of various activities, exercises, and orthopedic equipment designed to improve the client’s physical functioning and movement.