Speech therapy is the medical discipline that evaluates and treats disorders of human communication, manifested through pathologies and impairments in voice, speech, language (oral, written and gestural), hearing and orofacial functions, both in the child and adult population.
Neuropsychology studies the effects of injury, damage or abnormal functioning in the structures of the central nervous system which may be due to cognitive, psychological, emotional and individual behaviour processes. These effects or deficit may be caused by head trauma, cerebrovascular accident or stroke, brain tumours, neurodegenerative diseases (for example, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, etc.) or developmental diseases (epilepsy, cerebral palsy, attention deficit disorder/hyperactivity, etc.)
For patients who require both neuropsychology and speech therapy for various reasons, it is necessary to plan, in a personalized way, certain therapeutic targets using individualized treatment. These objectives will be modified during the treatment based on the accomplishments achieved over the course of time.