Our Affiliated Speech Therapists
Beatrice Teo: As a fully registered Speech Therapist under the Allied Health Professional Council in Singapore, Beatrice Teo has many years of experience working in National University Hospital and Gleaneagles Hospital with both adult and paediatric patients. She has deep experience with patients experiencing swallowing and/or communication difficulties.
Melissa Ong: Melissa is a fully registered Speech Therapist under the Allied Health Professional Council in Singapore and is also accredited under the Speech Pathology Australia.
Scope of Speech Therapist Visits
Patients with swallowing difficulties (Dysphagia): When the muscle and nerves used for chewing and swallowing are weakened, the patient might experience difficulty eating and drinking. For patients with dysphagia, food or fluids may enter the lungs (aspiration), which can cause pneumonia.
► The Speech Therapist will conduct a thorough assessment to determine the cause and severity of the swallowing difficulty
► The Speech Therapist will design a customised programme to manage and treat the dysphagia.
► The Speech Therapist will assess the language difficulty, and recommend appropriate language therapy activities to improve patient's ability to understand others and express themselves.
► The Speech Therapist will teach compensatory strategies to patient/caregivers to maximise communication ability.
Speech difficulty: Patient's speech might sound unclear due to reduced articulation precision as the muscles involved in speaking are weakened.
Voice difficulty: Patients might develop voice problems from vocal cord pathology or voice misuse.
Common conditions for patients likely to have swallowing or speech difficulties include: Stroke / Brain Injury / Parkinson's / Dementia / Head or Neck Cancer / Cervical Spine Injury / Respiratory (Lungs) Conditions / General deconditioning (Aging).
Special Fees for clients booked through Active Global
► Call us at 6536 0086 to schedule a Speech Therapist's visit.