According to the dictionary “De Dikke van Dale” speech therapy means: “treatment of speech disorders and disorders of the use of the voice, instruction in the correct use of the speech organs and in proper speech”. This definition does not completely cover our field.
The specific aim of speech therapy is to optimize the client’s communication, verbal and non-verbal. It is a field consisting of different sub-sectors:
Voice, Speech, Language, Hearing, Aspects of the oral motor system.
In case problems occur in any of these sub-sectors the speech therapist can bring relief.