Speech Therapy Program
Philippine Band of Mercy provides free speech therapy sessions to post operative cleft beneficiaries to correct any speech defects. The focus of the treatment is to improve the child’s articulation skills to make speech more intelligible. Likewise, techniques are utilized to improve voice quality and lessen nasalization of speech. The therapy is administered by senior speech pathology students from the College of Allied Medical Professions of the University of the Philippines, Manila once a week on an individualized tutorial basis to prepare the child to get along with their normal peers in the formal schooling. The program also briefs and provides instructional materials to the parents as to how parents will conduct the
initial informal education. The parents will be periodically evaluated to determine progress being attained by the program. When a child has showed improvements in the area of articulation and voice, the child’s program is endorsed at home for continuation.
Sessions are held at the Speech Clinic every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday.