Speech Therapy

Jupiter Hospital provides cutting-edge Speech Therapy services.

What is Speech Language Pathology (SLP) and who are SLPs?

Speech Language Pathology is a scientific field that treats a variety of communication and swallowing issues that affect people of all ages.

We all understand that "communication is the key to human development," and as Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs), we screen, identify, assess, and deliver customised intervention services to adults and children with speech, language, communication, and swallowing issues.

SLPs collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including Neurologist, ENT, Paediatrician, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Teachers, and Psychologists, among others.
SLPs work to make individuals "Effective Communicators" by assisting them in comprehending words and sentences, producing meaningful utterances, and modifying the clarity, accent, fluency, tone, and rhythm of speech.

Role of an SLP/ SLPs Scope of practice:

SLPs play a crucial role in diagnosing communication issues in children. Children with developmental delays, unclear speech or incorrect pronunciation, stammering, hearing loss, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and swallowing disorders in children with Cerebral Palsy or other neuro-developmental disorders are some of the conditions in which we assess and intervene.

An important function of an SLP is to provide assessment and intervention services for adults. Adults who have suffered a Stroke or head trauma have trouble communicating and swallowing. SLPs effectively identify these deficits and administer the appropriate treatment to restore communication. Patients with neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, or Dementia also experience a variety of communication and digestive difficulties. SLPs assist these individuals with verbal or alternative modalities of communication so that they can effectively communicate their thoughts.

Another area of specialisation is recognising and treating people with specific voice disorders, whether they are singers, teachers, or professional voice users. We see individuals all of the time who stammer, have imprecise speech, and would like to improve their accent in order to communicate more fluently.

When & How can you reach out to a Speech Language Pathologist?

Please contact the Speech Language Pathology Department at Jupiter Hospital Pune to schedule an appointment with our Speech Language Pathologist if you or a loved one are experiencing any of the above difficulties in communication.

SLPs are involved in the assessment and intervention of the following disorders:

Children: Adults:
Speech and language delays- Developmental delays Post Stroke, Head[p1] Trauma
Unclear speech, incorrect pronunciation Parkinson’s Disease
Stammering Swallowing Disorders (post stroke/ neurological conditions or due to oral cancers)
Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Social Communication Disorders Stammering, unclear speech and incorrect pronunciation
Swallowing disorders in children Voice Disorders
Syndromes with communication delays (Down’s Syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, etc) Speech, voice and swallowing disorders post laryngeal and oral cancers
Hearing loss Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease
Parental counselling on early communication skills with their child Speech enhancement- Accent modification

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Team

Dr. Rajas Deshpande

Speciality: Neurology

Designation: Consultant & Director - Neurology

  • Pune

Dr. Shivaraj Mohan Hunge

Speciality: Neurology

Designation: Consultant - Neurology

  • Pune

Dr. Hemant Sant

Speciality: Neurology

Designation: Consultant - Neurology

  • Pune

Dr. Priyanka Walzade

Speciality: Neurology

Designation: Consultant - Neurology

  • Pune

Ms. Aashral Surana

Speciality: Speech Therapy

Designation: Consultant - Speech & Language Pathology

  • Pune

Ms. Chaitali Apte

Speciality: Speech Therapy

Designation: Consultant - Speech & Language Pathology

  • Pune

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