Speech therapy is rehabilitation of speech, tongue, communication, swallowing and voice. The planning and implementation of the rehabilitation often requires careful co-operation between experts of different fields and the customer’s immediate surroundings.
Forms of implementing speech therapy are examination, guidance, counselling, therapy and follow-up. Tasks of a speech therapist also include distributing information about communication disorders. The speech therapist can give instruction on the use of augmentative and alternative communication methods if needed.