Speech & Swallow Rehabilitation

Speech Pathology is a specialty which deals with the assessment and treatment of speech, language, voice and swallowing disorders. These are usually caused by brain damage / trauma / stroke, cancer, infection, birth anomalies or associated with surgical complications in paediatric, adult and geriatric population.

Scope of Services

Specialities include Oncology - Head and Neck Oncology, Neurosurgery, Paediatric Surgery, GI Surgery, Haematology, Medical and Radiation Oncology. 

Trauma - Neuro, ENT, Paediatric and Maxillofacial

Developmental - Paediatric & ENT Degenerative Neurological Disorders

ICU - Cardiac, Neuro, Medical & Surgical, Paediatric and Neonatal

Syndromes - Genetics, Paediatrics & Cranio-Maxillo Facial

Services & Facilities, Diseases & treatments

Speech therapyDegenerative Disorders,Strokes, Stammering,Fast Speech, Mispronunciation &Unclear Speech
Voice therapyVocal Abuse, Misuse, Vocal Cord Pathologies, Cancer, Clefts. Video Laryngoscopy, Nasal Endoscopy and Video Fluoroscopy
Language therapy Stroke, Delayed Speech, Autism, Syndromes, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Loss (Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aids)
Swallow therapyLaryngomalacia, Trauma, Strokes, Tumors in children, Cancer, Stenosis, Trauma, Stroke, Degenerative Disorders, Clefts, Syndromes. Fiberoptic Endoscopic Swallow Test, Videofluroscopic Swallow Study Test

Areas of Special Interest

  • Alaryngeal Speech following Laryngectomy
  • Speech & Swallow Rehabilitation following Head and Neck Cancers
  • Voice Care - Professional voice users (Singers, actors, radio jockeys, teachers, salesman, clergy, politicians, police officers, IT professionals, bus conductors)

Specialty Clinic Details

  • Voice & Swallow Clinic - Every Wednesday
  • Stoma Clinic - Every Wednesday
  • Laryngectomy & Glossectomy Clinic – once a month

Medical Education & Research

  • Ongoing Ph.D project & research publications on speech and swallow pathology
  • Internship training for Speech Pathology & Audiology students from various institutions

Unit Activities

  • Social initiatives- Free speech & hearing camps
  • Public Awareness Campaigns- World Voice day, Cancer Survivors day
  • Mass media Initiative - Television programmes on local and national television
  • Scientific presentations at various national and international forums