The first series of observational treatment of speech language therapy for 11 children with disabilities in the Manthai West region was completed successfully.

Continuous observational treatment for speech and language therapy was held on 19th August 2022 in the villages of Thevanpitty, Anthonyarpuram, Katalampitti, Ilupakkadavai, Andankulam, and Kuruvil as part of Caritas-Valvuthyam’s Early Intervention program.

Speech and language therapist Miss. Jeevitha Sothylingam who is working at Nuffiel school (Rehabilitation Center) in Jaffna, successfully treated 11 children with disabilities.

The aforementioned regions were treated

  • Articulation disorders
  • Phonological disorders
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Under language skills comprehension and expression
  • Behavior skills
  • Pre-requisites skills
  • Management and advice for children with hearing impairment

Instructions for Home based task:

  • Tips for enhancing speech related issues
  • How to manage the best possible swallowing (Oro motor exercises, food consistency modification advices, nutrition management, position managements were given under swallowing management)
  • How to enhance the functional communication skills (AAC)
  • How to improve comprehensive and expressive language skills
  • How to make better use of the remaining skills
  • How to lessen communication apprehension and avoidance
  • How interaction and social communication can be improved
  • To improve the environment for communication and raise others’ awareness of communication
  • To provide more communication opportunities.

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