Interacting with other people is an essential part of human life. The goal of our treatment of speech impediments is that our patients are able to communicate as well as possible. Methods replacing speech can be used if speech is impaired.
We study the disorders of communication and swallowing, assess the need for rehabilitation, perform speech therapy, organise follow-up care outside Tyks, if necessary, and give information and counselling about speech impediments. We usually work in interprofessional teams.
Our speech therapists participate in the education of students in their own fields. We teach and educate the students of logopaedics at Turku university and Åbo Akademi in different stages of their studies. Logopaedics students can attend in patient work and they can perform speech therapy under the guidance of their educator.
Expertise and competence
- The Finnish Association of Speech Therapists has chosen the Speech therapist of the year twice from Tyks: in the year 2011 Anneli Laine was recognised and Ulla Ström in 2013.
- We have developed a classification for speech impediments, their adverse effect and difficulty by applying the TOM (Treatment Outcome Measures) classification by Pam Enderby.
- We co-operate closely with other speech therapists in the area, health centres and the private practices of speech therapists.
We are a part of the Tyks expert services.