The Halal Travel Podcast S4 EP9 | Shamiah Bafadhal: Working As A Speech Language Therapist

By Halal Trip | 26, Nov, 2021

As a speech language therapist, Shamiah assists children in mainstream pre-school in speech therapy, language skills, and social skills. She shares the importance of early detection and intervention and the common misconceptions people have about speech therapists (hint: they're not the same as English language teachers!) We hope you love this episode and Shamiah as much as we do!

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What to Listen For

  • Introduction to Shamiah Bafadhal and what is a Speech Therapist?
  • What does a Speech Therapist do?
  • Speech Therapy package
  • Most common reasons why a child gets flagged for speech therapy
  • Importance of Understanding
  • The age range of children
  • When should you intervene?
  • Nurseries, for a child, is enrolling into a nursery or child care give the child an advantage?
  • What happens in a speech therapy session?
  • Speech case vs language case
  • "A space where they can be themselves for them to express themselves" - Following the lead
  • Association between therapy and medical practices
  • Bridging medical aspects with quality of life and more
  • Difference between Language teachers and Speech Therapists
  • Advice on getting the attention of children
  • Children born with a condition with their tongue
  • Cases where the problem persists even after the sessions and what happens next?
  • "Not a pill solution but a process"
  • Tongue-tie release
  • Speech impediments in adults
  • Trouble connecting with others
  • Tips for young parents - What can they do at home for language stimulation?
  • Engage and have a conversation with children
  • Not leaving it to the last minute
  • Separating whether the child is being shy/an introvert or having speech issues
  • "Every individual is different"
  • Speech Therapy and autism - Social Thinking
  • Self-Regulatory problem
  • Pelat - Lisps
  • A personality?
  • "...Attentive, aware and supportive of your child's individuality is an important thing"
  • Where to find speech therapists if you need one?


Selected Links From the Episode

Speech and Language Therapists Singapore (SALTS)


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