October 17, 2020

Speech Therapy for kids in Dubai


One of the largest and best speech therapy teams in Dubai

900+ contactable client testimonials from clients across Dubai.

99% of our kids are integrated to main stream schools after successful treatment.

Supervisors with 10+ years of experience as pediatric speech therapists

15+ year experienced Autism and behavior consultant supervision

Highly affordable fees and special packages for speech and language treatment.

Approved by majority of insurance providers.

Regular case manager supervision is provided at no cost in order to achieve goals more quickly.

Monthly meetings with parents to understand the concerns and modify treatment accordingly

Individual cases are discussed regularly with the multidisciplinary treatment team to fine tune the treatment plan.

Regular speech therapy home programs are given to parents. Free parental training is also provided.


The Austin Center provides treatment for speech delay, autism, and all related disorders under one roof. If you are looking for the best pediatric speech therapy services in Dubai, call us now for an expert consultation.

How Speech Therapy helps children with speech delay?


Speech Therapy is a ‘relieving service’ to those who measure their capability with their fluency in speech and also to others who judge a person on speaking articulacy. Slurry speech to stammering; there are different kinds of speaking hindrance that can happen in children and remain till they grow up to be adults. 

Talking more about Speech Therapy

Do you think this therapy is simply limited to speaking issues only? No. Rather it supports children and adults who have trouble with communication, eating, drinking or swallowing. Language and speech therapy is the process with which now children and adults can get over this problem and feel confident.

Why do people suffer from speech problem?

Let’s put some facts – 7.5 million Americans suffer from speech and speaking issues. If you are to calculate the number worldwide, it is a lot. Now, it generally starts with childhood and the major reason for these problems are:

  1. ADHD (Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder) – Around 62% of people have speech problem due to this reason.
  2. Anxiety issue – 49%
  3. Learning disability like dyslexia, etc.: 44%
  4. Autism spectrum disorder: 35%
  5. Delay in development: 27%
  6. Conduct or behavioral problem: 26%
  7. Language issue: 25%
  8. Intellectual Disability: 10-12%
  9. Hereditary:10%

Also, if someone suffers from chronic ailment or disease, it is quite likely that 42% of the time, people might suffer from speech issue which is temporary. In case there is a lag in proper speech therapy treatment, it can get permanent too.

What are the effects of speech problem?

Let’s put some light on the effects of speaking troubles and how people fail to cope up with it.

Speech problem in children: As per the given list above, there can be one-to-many reasons for children to be victims of this. Though it is not a chronic ailment, the effects can be quite long lasting as well as heart-wrenching. As per school survey in the Middle East, children fall under the unreasonable bullying trap by a classmate (after all, even they are not matured enough to handle situations properly), and this can be a huge blow to their confidence.

With this, they try to avoid speaking and mostly don’t take part in any of the verbal communicative activities. It can be a drawback to their personality development if they continue living in fear of how others react. This is when it calls for a professional speech and hearing therapy.

# Tip: If your child is suffering from a similar issue, you can contact us for the best Indian speech therapy services in Dubai. We have consultants  who have years of experience in autism ,speech problems etc and therapists with special training to deal with this situation.

Few more tips to handle speech problem in children:

  • Parents should encourage children to overcome this issue
  • Never demean them and be patient
  • Appreciate their progress
  • Make them feel that they are just as good as any other child.
  • Consult an experienced speech and language therapy expert in Dubai.

Speech problem in adults: It generally does not occur in adults all of a sudden. It can only happen due to two reasons –

  1. It was there since childhood
  2. The cause of this condition is some accident.

Whatever be the reason, there are one solution to it – professional speech therapy services.

In the following section, you will get to know in details about the several healing and treating procedure of the therapy that you must look forward to.

What is speech and language therapy?

Before knowing about or starting the procedure, you need to know about the connection between speech therapy and language therapy. Though both are different, they are certainly interrelated.

  1. Speech – It is a way of communication where speaking the words, sounds, pronunciation and other parts of linguistic are in consideration. In short – Speech therapy treatment is ‘what we say.’
  2. Language – The manner in which we present a speech and tonality of speaking those words fall under language. Though children have the biological possession to commute language, it requires active learning and support as well from others. A child suffering from language deficit can have a serious effect on their social life. In short – Language therapy treatment is ‘how we say.’

Now, let’s discuss some of the activities to perform that will help to improve this speech issue.

**This is mostly for children, as they require maximum help.

How SPEECH THERAPY treatment helps?

Speech therapy helps children with a variety delays and disorders to develop and improve their speech, language and communication. Speech therapists mainly work on the following:

  • To improve attention span and eye contact
  • Develop sitting behavior
  • To improve receptive and expressive vocabulary, follow commands, answer questions, participate in conversation with others
  • To develop gestural communication or other modes of communication, communicate in different ways by using language (calling, labeling, requesting, greeting, protesting, asking etc.)
  • To follow the rules of conversation (topic initiation, topic maintenance, turn taking), improve oral motor movements and speech intelligibility, etc.

By providing speech therapy, the following skills are build and expand in young children.

  • Receptive language skills
  • Expressive language skills
  • Social skills or  pragmatic skills
  • Cognitive – communication skills
  • Articulation skills or  speech intelligibility
  • Speech fluency
  • Voice and resonance
  • Swallowing and feeding issues
  • Augmentative and alternative communication


What are the different types of Speech therapy activities and exercises?

To start with, you need to have patience and make sure that you don’t give up. Though it is best to consult therapies, there is also no harm in helping your child at home. Here goes the list of exercises and activities for you to do –

  1. Professional Activities

These following activities resemble therapeutic exercises and are very helpful –

         2. Is it ‘yes’ or ‘no’?

It is a simple way of initiating a conversation where your child will feel safe to answer. Make a list of 10 to 15 questions which are easy like –

‘Can birds fly?’ Or ‘do you think Australia is a bigger continent than Asia?’

Once you see your child is taking interest and increasing the speed of answering, move on to the next stage where you will ask a question where they have to answer in two to three words.

‘Which is a bigger water body – sea or ocean?’ – Simple but interactive.

        3. Meaning and opposite

Give them few simple words and ask your child to say the meaning or opposite of it. This is also known as the ‘warm-up’ or ‘receptive’ exercise. With this communicative idea, you can simply have a better communicative relation.

**Don’t forget to praise their efforts.

       4. Audio processing

Here, you will read a piece to your child clearly and slowly. Once you are done; then ask few questions that will further encourage, having a better understanding and grasping on their self-confidence.  This is a great way to do speech and hearing therapy.

        5. War of words

Let your child say a word, and you will write the spelling, and then you will say a word for your child to write the spelling. Breaking a task in small and different steps is also a great way to deal with autism in children which is again a reason for a speech problem.

In this section, learn how to carry on a speech therapy for children with autism. There are few amazing practitioners for speech therapy in Dubai. You can consult them via mail or through different clinics which have international acclamation.

Different speech therapy for autism activities–

  1. ABA or Applied Behavior Analysis

As mentioned above, it is a process of breaking one task into different steps to make it easier and more receptive by the child.

        2. Visual learning

The more they see, the better they interact. Show them animated videos and point out the characters in it. For example: Suppose there are several animals and you keep on telling which one is what. Then, make your child repeat after you, and later you will point where your child will say which is what. It is certainly a time taking one but very effective!

       3. Speech language pathology

Most of the children who have autism have some of the other forms of delay in learning. These pathology centers have pathologists who have years of experience and can help you to improve in the communication process.

       4. Social stories

Carol Gray, in 1976 first came up with social stories that will motivate and encourage children with autism. Once they start reacting to the stories, you can ask to add few of their thoughts and lines to the stories. This is also a great way to enhance speech therapy for autism.

Some other fun speech activities for children –

  • Flashcards: These help children to focus on sounds that they find difficult to pronounce.
  • Be the mirror: Speak slowly in front of your child and exhibit the different ways of moving your mouth and tongue.
  • Repeat after me: You say a word and ask your child to repeat it for 2-3 times. Then increase the difficulty level and ask them to say that while dancing or jumping! It will make the process more fun, and they will get more interest to learn.
  • Apps: There are several apps that will also help children to hear, learn, listen and say.

Take part in your child’s life and encourage for a better tomorrow where they will be more confident to communicate.

How long will it take to improve?

In the process of speech and language therapy for children, people can get quite impatient. The point is if parents lose cool; then it gets more emotionally overwhelming for children. This is why; you must be patient.

Depending on your child’s age and will, there can be progress within 2 months, and at times, it can also take up a year. But whatever be the time, be sure that your child will have a more confident personality and enhanced communicative skill.

When it comes to adults, though the process of teaching is easier, they will take much more time to show improvement and fix their speech as well as a language problem.

Speech Therapy cards for children

Flashcards are the best way to speech and language therapy for children. Here are some advantages of using flash cards that will make the entire learning process easier for children.

  • Pretty pictures!

There are large pictures to reinforce what you are teaching and saying. It also helps them to remember it better. Moreover, children get easily attracted to visual pictures, and it remains in their subconscious mind.

As per many research, over the years, children who have treated their problems with visual therapy have shown better improvement than others.

  • Better parent-child communication

It gives way to parents and teachers to phrase back what the child said and correct it if necessary. This way, children will have more faith in their parents and seeing them trying to help, children feel more enthusiastic.

  • More they see, better they learn!

Flash cards are great to different label areas in the house. With this, they can always stay in the ‘learning vicinity.’ Moreover, these cards have easy to follow programs and are perfect for speech treatment at home.

As it gives way to hearing – visualizing – speaking facility; flash cards act like in home speech language pathology. Moreover, you can use this for children of different ages. There are several categories of flashcards depending on the age of children. Example: for toddlers, for Speech therapy for 2 year old, for 4 years and above, etc.

Speech Therapy Apps

The next thing that you can do to improve speech and language therapy is by helping them with speech apps. You can get them online and is simply great for children. As these apps are user-friendly and very catchy, children love to spend time in these apps.

Some of the mentionable applications which suffice speech language pathology are –

  • Articulation Station:

Here, children can hear sounds and the perfect way to conduct speech. This app also records the progress of the child and encourages them to learn more. This app is designed based on most effective articulation and Techniques and Strategies.

  • Conversation Therapy:

This is for a bit older children who are above 9 years of age. There are several answers and reciprocates if they are correct or not.

  • Let’s be Social

When it comes to speech as well as video learning, this app suffices the best. This app is also great for children with autism. It is perfect for age group 8 to 12 years.

  • Keyword Understanding

It is best to treat language disorder and helps to encourage children to practice more.

** These apps are chargeable and are available on both Android as well as Apple stores.

With these several bits of help, children can now fight back their speech problem. And when it comes to adults, they can also seek professional help and treatment for speech delay. Whatever be the scenario, have the will to overcome this problem and be more confident. Rest, the professional and people around you will help to overcome.

  • Receptive language skills
  • Expressive language skills
  • Social skills or  pragmatic skills
  • Cognitive – communication skills
  • Articulation skills or  speech intelligibility
  • Speech fluency
  • Voice and resonance
  • Swallowing and feeding issues

Our clients say

All the testimonials listed can be contacted on advance request

We have chosen Austin after verifying their services with so many parents in the online groups. The majority of them say that if you are looking for the best speech therapist in Dubai at an affordable price, then go for Austin. Even though they are located in Dubai-Sharjah border, i find its worthwhile to drive a bit more to avail their service for my little one.     It has been six months since my son Dilan joined Austin, and we are really happy with the sessions provided. The team is hardworking and well organized when delivering sessions. They always listen to our concerns and suggest solutions for them. Austin provides ABA and speech sessions for my child and gives us clear feedback on his progress. Special thanks to Mrs. Asha, the supervisors, and the whole team.
Amrutha, dubai
Child with behavior & speech problems
My son, Muhammad Hamza Khan was diagnosed with ADHD. His pediatric doctor recommended Austin Centre for his therapies. We joined the Austin Centre when Hamza was 2.1 years old. He was taking sessions here for 1 year. We had seen a lot of changes after therapies as previously he was not even saying a single word. But after therapies, he was able to say even sentences. A little gap came because of lockdown. After that, we continued with Ms. Arya. We are totally satisfied with her. Her style of teaching is very good. We can see a big change after taking sessions with Arya. .
Father, dubai
Child with speech problems
My baby 3-year-old was observed with a delay in speech. We got her enrolled for therapy at the Austin Center. We have observed a lot of improvement in her speech. She is able to speak in sentences and has also improved in her understanding of concepts. Her therapist, Arya, has done a wonderful job bringing about this improvement. We appreciate the supervisors for their regular support in the treatment process. The staff is very friendly, and especially Ms. Asha is very loving and approachable. I strongly recommend the Austin Center if you observe any developmental delay in your child.
Zoe's Mother, dubai
Child with speech Delay
Omar has been attending classes in Austin for the last 3 months. Omar's eye contact improves a lot, and his naming is getting better. He started saying "mama" and "papa" to his parents. He can point to animals and other matching objects. He is good with one word, and we are looking for improvement in two words and exercising his tongue muscles to improve his pronunciation. Ms. Rachita is doing a great job, and I can see she is dedicated to my child. I hope she will continue this hard work to improve Omar’s speaking ability and behavior.
Omar's Father, dubai
Hadi is coming to Austin in July 2019, and Rachita was his speech therapist from the start and Mrs. Tinu and Ms. Uzma where his supervisors. I can say Hadi has improved a lot during these 14 months. He was totally non-verbal and had lots of behavioral issues. Now, Hadi is talking, saying atleast3-4 words, sentences which also has improved. Rachita is very good at making a bond with the kids, and Hadi loves her, cuddles her. The few things that I am still concerned about are his eye contact, behavioral issues in a crowded place, and sitting tolerance during his class time in school. I am looking forward he will improve soon in these things. Austin is having a very good team, I recommend this center for all needy parents.
Hadi's Mom, dubai
Austin team treats special kids with patience, kindness, and the therapist knows how to treat them. They provide the sessions with incredible energy and do it creatively. My son Acharya is availing treatment from Austin for the past six months. I can tremendous improvement in speech and in his behaviour. I suggest Austin for your kid with speech delay.
My son Raphael is 4 years old. He had delayed speech and communication problems. Our Pediatrician’s friend referred us to Austin Center. Its been 2 months since his speech therapy sessions were started, we have observed drastic and tremendous improvement in his vocabulary, speech, and communication skills. He is now able to identify everything around him, speak about anything, communicate with people around him. I really appreciate the sincere efforts of his therapist, Ms. Arya and I am really happy and satisfied with his progress. All the staff here are friendly and approachable. I strongly recommend the Austin Center for any child facing speech and behavioral issues. Once again, I would like to thank all the staff here for their sincere efforts and support.
Raphael's Mother, Sharjah
Child with speech and behavioral issues
My son has been attending therapy in Austin for the past one and a half years. He has improved a lot. After coming here,  he started the verbal speech. Ms. Anjali was taking speech therapy for a year; my son liked Anjali, and she gave positive reinforcement, which encouraged him to learn the different concepts. Now my son is at a one-word communication level. I am happy with that, but still, he needs the prompt, and Anjali is trying to take out two words from my son. I hope it will come soon. The behavior side is comfortable with Anjali, and she supports and suggests when some issues occur. Thank you, Anjali and Austin, for your support and working on my son's development.
Elijah's Mother, Sharjah
Speech Delay
My daughter, Emela, was diagnosed with delayed speech. We started therapy in Austin Center last 8 months. When she started her therapy, she was speaking only a few words. But now she knows most of the words, colors, and improving other activities also. All of the staff is so friendly, and especially Ms. Arya is so good. We both parents are very happy with Austin Center. Thank you, Arya, Supervisors and Mrs. Asha for all the help provided. We strongly recommend the Austin Center. Thank you so much.
EMELIA's Mother, Sharjah
Speech Delay
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