Although Speech-Language Therapy encompasses a wide field of treatment, LOURENS Speech Therapy has a specific (although not exclusive) focus on the evaluation and treatment of speech, language and swallowing disorders related to neurological impairments. We work in both the paediatric and the adult populations. As Speech Therapists we are well aware of how incredibly important communication is to a person and his independent functioning. But as therapists working in the field of rehabilitation we have also come to appreciate the need for a Speech Therapist to have a degree of understanding of the functioning of the rest of the body, as well as to be able to work within a team context where our therapy goals are often dependent and/or intertwined with those of the physiotherapist, occupational therapist and psychologist. With this in mind, our speech therapists are all trained in the BOBATH concept with a holistic team approach to patient treatment.
Hearing is an essential part of effective verbal communication. Loss of hearing can hinder normal speech and language development in children, cause communication breakdown, and over the long term, lead to social isolation. It is our desire to assist you with sensitivity to better understand your own hearing, the impact it has on your daily functioning, and what can be done to get access to optimal communication function again. At the end of the day it is our hope that we can assist you to achieve a better quality of life.
How you hear naturally is fascinating.
Think about it. All of the components of this intricately designed process must work at peak function to carry waves in the air around you to your brain, where they are understood as distinct sounds. Hearing allows you to communicate, learn, experience, and enjoy the world around you.
(B Speech Lang Hearing (US); Adv Dip HAA (UP); M Human Rehab (US); Bobath.) Co-founder of StepMed in 2011. Special interests in dysphagia and acute stroke management.
(B Speech Lang Hearing (US); Adv Dip HAA (UP); NDT; Bobath). Co-founder of StepMed in 2011. Special interests in neurology and neonatal therapy.
(BSc Speech-Language Pathology (UCT))
(BA Speech & Hearing Therapy (Wits))
(B Speech-Lang Hearing (US))