Speech Therapy (ST) helps children and adults develop and maintain communication and language abilities. MAGIS currently offers this service for children aged 2 – 12.
Our therapists are responsible for the evaluation, planning, and implementation of a program focused on habilitation and rehabilitation of pediatric cases. Clients in either of these therapies may come from the context of a delay in early development, trauma, injury, or physical disability.
ISSUES ADDRESSED BY SPEECH THERAPY
Challenges in articulation,
Challenges in fluency (such as stuttering), resonance/voice, expression Challenges with comprehension
Issues with oral feeding
HOW TO BEGIN SPEECH THERAPY
Before registering for any developmental therapy session with MAGIS, a report from a developmental pediatrician is required. You may choose to schedule one at Makati Medical Center through MAGIS.
Both types of therapy begin with a multi-session Initial Evaluation, which concludes with an evaluation meeting with the child’s parents and the therapist. A number of sessions will be recommended, in which goals are set to be achieved.
For assessment purposes and further observation, home or school visits may be recommended to gain a more comprehensive understanding of a child’s day-to-day environment. This will inform the development of an optimal speech program for the client.