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Adult Speech Therapy Singapore

Consulting a Speech Therapist

Voice Therapy

A voice disorder occurs when voice quality, pitch, and loudness is affected. Hoarseness, persistent voice disturbances or discomfort when talking can affect quality of life.

Expected Clients: Professional voice users (e.g. teachers, singers)

Usual Referral Source: ENTs

Service Delivery: In clinic, tele-therapy (preferred due to COVID as voice therapy is an aerosol generating procedure) or corporate courses for professional voice users.

Causes of voice disorders: There are a many different causes for voice disorders ranging from straining the voice to neurological (e.g., vocal fold palsy) and organic causes (e.g., nodules). Voice interventions are tailored based on individual needs and voice conditions.

Initial Session Length: Assessment and Education (1 hour)

  • Case history to understand the nature of the voice disorder and lifestyle
  • Tasks to assess the voice quality
  • Goal setting and basic education on how to care for voice

Review Session Length: Intervention (30 minutes)

  • Counseling and education on lifestyle changes to improve vocal quality
  • Voice Therapy tasks (e.g. focused on breathing or projecting voice)

Cost: Similar price to pediatric speech therapy service

Swallowing

Dysphagia (i.e., difficulty swallowing) affects a person’s quality life and can be distressing for both patients and their loved ones. For patients with dysphagia, food or fluids might enter the lungs, which can cause a lung infection. Patients with swallowing difficulty might also be at risk of malnutrition and dehydration.

Expected Clients: Those with neurological diseases (e.g., Parkinson’s, dementia, and stroke) and head and neck cancers

Usual Referral Source: ENTs, Neurologists, Respiratory Doctors

Service Delivery: Clinic sessions, nursing homes (if unable to go to site, may consider developing an SOP for tele-screening), teletherapy (for rehab cases), home therapy

Initial Session Length: 45 minutes

Review Session Length: 30 minutes to 45 minutes

Types of Intervention:

  • Swallow rehabilitation
  • Modifying food textures and fluid consistencies
  • Postural adjustments while eating/drinking
  • Safe feeding techniques
  • Caregiver training

Cost: Similar price to pediatric speech therapy service

Stuttering

Those who stutter may continuously repeat sounds or words, stretch a sound out for a long time or have a hard time getting a word out.

Usual Referral Source: Walk-ins

Service Delivery: In clinic or teletherapy

Initial Session Length: Assessment (1hr)

Review Session Length: Intervention (45 mins to 1 hr)

Cost: Similar price to pediatric speech therapy service

Speech

A speech disorder is a motor disorder where a person may not sound clear, may be slurred or may have difficulties producing speech sounds accurately.

Expected Clients: Those with neurological diseases (e.g., Parkinson’s, stroke, brain injury) and head and neck cancers (e.g., tongue cancer)

Usual Referral Source: ENTs, Neurologists

Service Delivery: In clinic, home therapy or teletherapy (preferred for Parkinson’s patients where therapy involves loud speech which is an aerosol generating procedure)

Session length (both assessment and reviews) : 45 minutes to 1 hour

What is done in session?

  • Speech tasks and jaw/lip/tongue exercises
  • Compensatory strategies to improve patients’ ability to express themselves
  • Caregiver training to teach communication strategies

Cost: Similar price to pediatric speech therapy service

Language and Cognitive - Communication

Communication

Difficulty understanding others, reading, expressing themselves appropriately, finding the words for speech or writing.

Expected Clients: Those with neurological diseases (e.g., Parkinson’s, stroke, brain injury) or brain injury

Usual Referral Source: Neurologists

Service Delivery: In clinic, home therapy or teletherapy

Session length (both assessment and reviews): 1 hour (at times, the session may be broken into shorter blocks if the client has attention issues)

What is done in session?

  • Communication tasks to improve specific skills based on goals set by client
  • Compensatory strategies to improve patients’ ability to understand others or express themselve
  • Caregiver training to teach communication strategies

Cost: Similar price to pediatric speech therapy service

Voice

Voice

Hoarseness, persistent voice disturbances or discomfort when talking can affect quality of life. In professional voice users, voice disorders may even impact their work.

There are a variety of causes for voice disorders ranging from voice misuse to neurological (e.g., vocal fold palsy) and organic causes (e.g., nodules). Voice interventions are tailored based on individual needs and voice conditions.

Some of our intervention include:

  • Counselling and education on lifestyle changes to improve vocal quality
  • Education on healthy voice usage
  • Voice Therapy

Speech Therapy Assessment Fees for Adults

60 - mins
Assessment Session
from
$180
/ session*
60 - mins
Therapy Session
(A-La-Cart)
from
$170
/ session*
60 - mins
10 Therapy Sessions (Package)
from
$153
/ session*

*Disclaimer - Our charges do not include travel costs associated for our therapist to come to your home. Depending on the distance travelled, we additionally calculate the Travel fees, which will be communicated and agreed to by both parties. Pricing may change depending on the seniority of the therapist. 


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Other Services

Counselling
Psychological Assessment
Occupational Therapy
Speech Therapy
Physiotherapy
Educational Therapy
DIRFloortime®
Social Skills Training
Applied Behaviour Analysis
Early Intervention Program
Dynamics International School
Wellness Centre