Hostafrancs Medical Center has a Speech Therapy Service that covers the study, prevention, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of human communication disorders, manifested through pathologies and alterations in speech, voice, language (spoken or written), both in comprehension and expression), hearing and orofacial functions, in children and adults.
Speech therapists use educational and rehabilitative techniques to provide individualized responses to the problems expressed. In addition, the speech therapist assesses possible dyslexia, dyscalculia (difficulties in understanding the basic mathematical concepts and calculation) or dysgraphia (incorrect writing without neurological or intellectual cause that justifies it). In many cases, certain school difficulties such as lack of reading comprehension are related to the mentioned factors.
The diseases treated by speech therapists among others are: Aphasia, Apraxia, Joint deficiency, Atypical swallowing, Depression in adolescence, Dysarthria, Dysplasia, Dysphonia, Spasmodic dysphonia, Dyslalia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Reinke’s edema, Stuttering, Lack of fluency in language, Maxillofacial injury, Selective mutism, Vocal cord nodules, Paralysis of the vocal cords, Age-related loss of hearing, Loss of hearing due to work, Polyps in the vocal cords, Cysts in the vocal cords, Rhoticism, Heller Syndrome, Martin-Bell Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Rubinstein Syndrome, Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome, Chromosome 5p Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, X Syndrome, Cri-du-chat (cat’s cry) syndrome, Duplication Syndrome MECP2, Developmental reading disorder, Expressive language disorder, Dissociative Disorder in childhood, Specific language disorder, Phonological disorder, Mixed disorder of receptive and expressive language, Voice disorders, Balance disorders, Speech disorders, Language disorders, Vocal cords nodules etc.