Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Speech, Language and Swallowing Pathologist (``SLSP``)?

A Speech, Language and Swallowing Pathologist assesses, diagnoses and treats all forms of speech, language, voice, communication, cognition and swallowing difficulties.  The role of the SLSP is to work with the client and their family to provide an assessment and treatment for speech, language, voice, communication, cognition and swallowing difficulties, which will improve the client’s integration into school, work and / or their home environment.

How do I enquire about an initial screening, assessment and / or therapy?

If you feel that you or your family member requires speech, language and / or swallowing therapy, please complete the registration form located on our website.  You can provide as little or as much information about the client’s background with a short description of the problem.  From there, our Center Executive will contact you to clarify your information, if required.

How long does an assessment typically last?

Assessments are highly individualized based on the client’s concerns.  The SLSP will first conduct an Initial Screening and will then decide whether a full detailed Assessment is warranted.  The Initial Screening is to ensure that the most economical and ethical option is provided to you.  The Initial Screening is usually conducted in one (1) hour and done during a single visit.

What can I expect after the client's speech and language assessment?

Once the Assessment is complete, the SLSP will evaluate and analyze the results creating an Assessment report.  You will then be contacted, the results explained and advice regarding the options for therapy, should it be required.  If the client does not require therapy, then we will explain your options moving forward and help direct you.  If the client requires therapy, then we will provide a list of therapy goals and targets which will be established from the Assessment.

What if another therapist conducted the assessment, do I still have to repeat the evaluation process?

If an Assessment has been conducted within the past year, the Assessment report can still be used as it can still provide an accurate representation of the client’s performance.  However, at times, the SLSP might require you or your family member to repeat an Assessment or conduct other Assessments to ensure that the correct diagnosis is reached.  These are the circumstances where reassessment might be required:

  • The testing instruments used were out of date or does not fully represent a client; and
  • The testing was not comprehensive enough (the client tested within normal limits but is still presenting several deficits in different areas).

How long does speech, language and swallowing therapy take?

A therapy treatment plan can range in time, a shorter treatment plan could be from correcting a /t/ or /b/ sound, to longer periods of time working with a client who is deaf, has Down Syndrome or is recovering from a stroke.  We look at each case individually and work with you and your family to provide the best Assessment and treatment possible.

What is the speech, language and swallowing therapy treatment plan?

Each therapy treatment plan is highly individualized to each client.  The treatment plan will address a client’s needs whether they require speech, language, voice, communication, cognition and / or swallowing therapy.

A treatment plan may include:

  • Initial goals for therapy;
  • Broad overview of the treatment plan;
  • Suggestions for family members; and / or
  • Referrals to other professionals, if required (Pediatricians, Occupational Therapists, Audiologists, etc.).

What is the average therapy frequency and duration?

The frequency and duration of therapy will be dependent on the severity of the condition.  On average, a therapy session will be 45 minutes long although this can change based on the client’s schedules or the severity of the diagnosis.

How do you determine when the client is ready to be discharged from therapy services?

Upon the initial assessment with the SLSP’s treatment goals and plan for therapy intervention, the client’s progress and status change can alter the length of therapy needed before discharge from therapy.

What are your assessment fees?

For more information regarding our initial screening, assessment and / or therapy fees, please contact us directly at +971 4 243 8686, +971 52 212 1997 (after office hours) or email us at

What are your working hours?

Sunday – Thursday: 9am to 6pm

  • Weekend therapy sessions can be accommodated on a case-by-case basis

Do you provide group therapy sessions?

We provide both one-on-one and group therapy sessions.  A group therapy session has a minimum of two (2) clients and a maximum of five (5) clients.