Whether you are a parent seeking a speech therapist for your young child or an adult experiencing communication problems or swallowing difficulties, your search for the right Speech-Language Therapist is over.
The therapists at Carianne Vermeulen Speech & Language Therapists offer a range of dedicated speech and language therapy services aimed at children and adults in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. As Speech-Language Therapists we are concerned with the management of disorders of speech, language, cognition (thought processes), or physical processes such as swallowing in both children and adults. Management of these disorders typically include assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention.
Understanding your needs is paramount, which is why the practice will liaise with any relevant parties involved in your life or personal care to support your requirements in the most appropriate way possible. The practice always strives to operate as part of a multi-disciplinary team with any relevant professional parties involved in a client’s care or well-being. Similarly we work closely with the client’s family, friends and/or carers to provide the client and his/her support system with all the information and practical support needed to successfully address communication and/or swallowing difficulties.
Our services are easily accessible with home, school and/or hospital visits available in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.
You can find more information about the practice, our therapists and our paediatric and adult intervention services here on the webiste. If you have any questions or wish to discuss your personal circumstances in more detail, we would be delighted to hear from you .
In the US, some children are eligible to receive speech therapy services, including assessment and lessons through the public school system . If not, private therapy is readily available through personal lessons with a qualified Speech-Language Pathologist or the growing field of telepractice.  Teleconferencing tools such as Skype are being used more commonly as a means to access remote locations in private therapy practice, such as in the geographically diverse south island of New Zealand.  More at-home or combination treatments have become readily available to address specific types of articulation disorders. The use of mobile applications in speech therapy is also growing as an avenue to bring treatment into the home.
Speech therapy may be provided by your child's school as a part of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) . The speech therapist should be part of your child's IEP team , both for evaluating your child's speech and language abilities and deciding how therapy should be administered. This may be in a group or individually, in class or as a pull-out, once or twice a week or more. Make sure you understand everything about your child's speech evaluation and recommended therapy before signing an IEP , and ask questions at the start of the school year to monitor the service delivery.