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The Speech Therapy department specialises in swallowing management and communication disorder management.

Our team of speech therapists work as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes various medical and allied health professionals to provide holistic care for patients. We provide services to inpatients and outpatients within the main hospital, and at the TTSH Rehabilitation Centre located within Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital.

The team also collaborates with the Ministry of Health to provide regular service to various nursing homes located throughout the island; as well as home visits to patients through the Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP), Transitional Care Service (TCS) and Home Ventilation and Respiratory Support Service (HVRSS)


Referrals for Speech Therapy are initiated by a medical doctor. The Speech Therapy Department provides a range of services including:

  • ​Videofluoroscopy (VFS) clinic
  • Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) clinic
  • Surface Electromyography (sEMG) biofeedback clinic
  • Vital stim/e-stim to rehabilitate swallowing function
  • Expiratory Muscle Strength Trainer – for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD)
  • Expiratory Muscle Strength Trainer – a form of swallow therapy for the stroke population
  • Provision of Iowa Oral Performance Instrument (IOPI) for swallow therapy/ rehabilitation
  • Dysphagia table at subacute wards
  • Development of flowchart to guide ST referral/services in the cervical spine patient population

  • Cuff deflation
  • Modified Evan's Blue Dye Test
  • Speaking valve e.g. normal and inline speaking valve
  • Other communication intervention e.g. talking tracheostomy, leak speech

  • Apraxia of speech
  • Dysarthria
  • Stuttering
  • Aphasia
  • Cognitive-communication disorders

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Speak and Move Well (Combined ST-OT group for PD patients)
  • Development of life story handouts to help to improve communication in individuals with dementia
  • Supported Conversation Group Therapy for patients with Chronic Aphasia
  • Social Communication Group Therapy 
  • Help Me Speak loan programme (for loan of Tobii eye gaze device)
  • Assessment and application for purchase of Augmentative Alternative Communication aids from the Assistive Technology Fund 
  • Voice therapy for individuals with Parkinson's Disease including Lee Silverman Voice Treatment

​Continual clinical research, quality projects and innovation projects.

  • Student clinical attachments
  • Lectures and workshops for polytechnics and other facilities such as nursing homes and hospices on invitation.
  • Professional talks, workshops and seminars
  • Public forums
  • Quality assurance programs
  • Inter-professional Education

  • Collaboration with NNI to provide integrated specialised communication services for individuals with dementia
  • Telerehab for voice therapy in patients with Parkinson's Disease
  • Provision of education of oral hygiene practises in inpatient wards for cancer patients
  • Teleservices for Tobii eye gaze device – provision of tele-carer training for set up, remote access for troubleshooting and teaching of patients

  • ​Speech and Language Therapy Singapore (SALTS) 
  • Malaysian Association of Speech-Language and Hearing (MASH) 
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) 
  • Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologists (CASLPA) 

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