Many Stroke Survivors experience some kind of language impairment. As speech therapists this is one of the areas we address with our patients. Tamlyn Laubscher (Speech Therapist) and myself have put this together to help explain what this condition is: What is aphasia? Aphasia is a term used to describe a communication disorder that results from … Continue reading What is Aphasia
I often have a concerned parent calling me to assess their little one who has begun to stutter. These parents are wonderful! They really care about their child’s development and want to do something to help. Often these cases are just ones of normal dysfluency. Yes. Dysfluency can be normal. We all ‘um’ and ‘er’ … Continue reading Is my child stuttering? What is normal dysfluency…
At our June Stroke Support Group we were joined by the lovely Michelle Jackson, a neuropsychologist. She led a discussion around her role in stroke rehabilitation. This is what she had to share: "Neuropsychological rehabilitation is the ongoing treatment of those who have suffered a stroke, or any kind of neurological injury to the brain. … Continue reading Neuropsychology Intervention Following a Stroke
Natalie Scholtz is Speechie currently working with me in private practice in Cape Town. You will see many interesting topics here on the blog submitted by her but now it's time to get a little personal and hear a bit about her Com Serve year. I hope that this inspires a few of you … Continue reading Community Service at PE Hospital Complex
The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is a sought-after Cape Town community service post. The hospital was built in 1956, and has developed a reputation for world-renowned paediatric treatment, care, research and specialist training. It is a tertiary hospital as well as a teaching hospital for the University of Cape Town (UCT). If you … Continue reading Community service in Cape Town
Tips for talking to your child during play: Talk to your child at the level that they can talk – if your child can only say one word at a time, do not talk too much – use one or two words to talk back. Be excited and fun when you talk to them … Continue reading How Caregivers can help their autistic child with communication development, play and behaviour
Autism Spectrum Disorder, also referred to simply as “autism”, is a pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder. This means it is a disorder that affects brain development. Early signs of autism are typically present before the age of 3. A definitive cause of autism remains unknown, however there is ongoing research to attempt to establish causal … Continue reading WHAT IS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER?