Rumaana Bham Speech Therapy and Audiology

Rumaana Bham Speech Therapy and Audiology

We offer mobile hearing tests, hearing aids and paediatric speech therapy services. Audiology Services:
- Hearing Tests
- Hearing Screenings
- Hearing Aids
- Ear Plugs (musician, noise and swim and sleeping plugs)
- Industrial Hearing Tests

Speech Therapy Services:
- Articulation/ Pronunciation Difficulties
- Language Delays and Difficulties
- Early Intervention
- Communication difficulties as a result of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy
- Stuttering
- Auditory Processing Difficulties
- Reading and Writing Difficulties
- Feeding Difficulties
- School Speech Screenings
- Teletherapy

Operating as usual

16/12/2021

Canโ€™t understand what your toddler is saying? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

1. Tell your child to show you (or point to) what they need or want ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ

2. Take your best guess! What is your child looking at? Look at body language๐Ÿ‘€

3. Give your child a choice between 2 items you think they may want ๐Ÿค—

4. Be sincere and let your child know you donโ€™t understand ๐Ÿซ‚

19/08/2021

Welcome to my Sensory Spot!

Did you know that many kids who arenโ€™t regulated or are not getting their sensory needs met can struggle to access their language abilities? Itโ€™s true!

Iโ€™ve been slowly adding sensory based items into my Communication Station - aka speech room- the last few years (flexible seating, movement activities, sensory bins, sensory toys) and this year I added a sensory spot and couldnโ€™t love it more! Neither can my teachers who keep asking to come use it as a calm space ๐Ÿคฃ

Hereโ€™s what I added:
๐Ÿถ dog beds (yes for real, and yes if you do this you have to sit on them at the store to test their comfort level ๐Ÿ˜‚) from HomeGoods

Everything else I got on Amazon and will link in the comments:
๐Ÿ  32 inch bubble fish tube
๐Ÿ’ก Hexagon touch wall lights (has a remote and changes colors when you touch it!)
๐Ÿ”ตSensory spot matching disks by Special Supplies
๐Ÿ”ฎGolden fidget spinner ball
๐Ÿ’ฆ Liquid Floor tiles- moves when you push or jump on them
๐Ÿ’Ÿ reversible sequin pillows

11/08/2021

Untreated hearing loss can lead to cognitive decline and dementia ๐Ÿง  The first step is testing your hearing ๐Ÿง๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

๐ŸŽฅ: @oticonglobal

11/08/2021

Smaller than you think ๐Ÿฆป๐Ÿผ Widex

27/07/2021

Enjoy high quality streaming directly from your iPhone, iPad and select android devices with @oticonglobal ๐Ÿฆป๐Ÿผโญ๏ธ
๐Ÿ“ธ: @oticonglobal

04/07/2021

Want to know one of the best ways to get your toddler talking? ๐Ÿ’ฌ

1. Pay attention to what motivates your little one and then create language learning activities around those things ๐Ÿงธ

2. If your little boy is interested in cars - your target words can be โ€œcarโ€, โ€œvroomโ€, โ€œgoโ€, โ€œstopโ€, โ€œfastโ€, โ€œslowโ€ ๐Ÿš—

3. If your little girl is interested in dolls, you can target words such as โ€œdollโ€, body parts, โ€œfeedโ€, โ€œwashโ€ โ€œgo to sleepโ€ ๐Ÿช†

Your toddler is more likely to communicate about something that is fun and interesting to them! Follow your childโ€™s lead ๐Ÿค—

What motivates your child to speak? ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ
๐Ÿ“ท: @kourtneykardash

04/07/2021

Legal talk ahead ๐Ÿ’ฌ

1. The SJST has ensured that we are POPI compliant and continue to protect your personal information.

2. Part of ensuring compliance with the POPI Act we are required to share the following -

Due to the new POPIA act that has been in effect from 1 July 2021, the administrators of this page are required to obtain your consent for being part of this page.

Should you elect to remain on this page, it will be accepted that you consent your personal information (name and Facebook profile) being noticeable to any person on this page.

You are herewith notified that you are entitled to refuse consent and may exercise such right by unliking and unfollowing our page.

Thank you!

Speech and hearing heralds a new generation of leaders 10/06/2021

Speech and hearing heralds a new generation of leaders

Thank you To EmpowHER for bringing awareness to communication disorders in such a beautifully written article. We are so honored to be a part of your education week ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ฌ
https://toempowher.wixsite.com/toempowherza/post/reclaiming-her-powher-rumaana-bham

Speech and hearing heralds a new generation of leaders โ€œToday a reader, tomorrow a leaderโ€ โ€” Margaret Fuller. Speech therapist and audiologist Rumaanah Bham empowers children and adults who suffer from learning and cognitive disabilities to become fully-fledged future leaders.

13/05/2021

Peachy Speech is available on our online store https://rbspeechaudiology.co.za ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ฌ to all those who have ordered - we will be handmaking them this weekend and will dispatch this coming week. Thanks for your patience ๐Ÿ˜Š

09/05/2021
29/04/2021

1๏ธโƒฃ How do you know if your child has an ear infection? ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ
Fever
Pulling/ tugging on the ear
Irritability or restless sleep
Decreased activity
Lack of appetite
Vomiting or diarrhoea
Draining fluid from the outer ear

2๏ธโƒฃ Can Ear Infections Affect Hearing?
Fluid buildup in the middle ear blocks sound, which can lead to temporary hearing problems. Kids having a problem might -
Not respond to soft sounds
Need to turn up the TV
Talk louder
Seem inattentive at school

3๏ธโƒฃ How Long Do Ear Infections Last?
Middle ear infections often go away on their own within 2 or 3 days, even without any specific treatment.

If signs still occur, let your audiologist know, as untreated ear infections can lead to more serious complications.

18/04/2021

If your child is learning (or has plans to learn) two or more languages we need you to know this โ€ฆ
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๐Ÿ‘๐ŸผGO FOR IT! Bilingualism or multilingualism is an AMAZING gift to give your child!โ โ 
โŒ Exposing your child to 2+ languages WILL NOT cause a language delay.โ โ 
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Let's discuss the 2 factors to consider when raising a multilingual child:โ โ 
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1๏ธโƒฃ Talk to your child in BOTH languages A LOT! Think QUANTITY! โ โ 
Do not underestimate the power of consistently exposing your child to two languages. We want you to use both languages as much as possible and talk to your A LOT! Remember to use new vocabulary in EACH language and use it AGAIN and AGAIN to reinforce these new words your little one is learning.โ โ 
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2๏ธโƒฃ Language proficiency matters! Think QUALITY: โ โ 
When you are exposing your child to two or more languages, the proficiency of the speakers they are learning from matters! It is important that your little one is hearing and learning the correct syntax and grammar in each language. โ โ 
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๐ŸŒŸTIP 1โ€ฆIt is super helpful to get FACE to FACE with your child when teaching them new words. Providing them with stimulating face-to-face interactions is crucial in helping children acquire each language! โ โ 
๐ŸŒŸTIP 2: Show actions and objects as you label words in both languages! This will help add meaning to these words!โ โ 
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There are no universal rules to follow when it comes to raising a multilingual child. At the end of the day, focus on raising a happy child. The ability to speak two languages and the cognitive, neurological, and social benefits that come with it are an added bonus ๐Ÿ’–โ โ  Every child is different, and so it is important to consult with your speech therapist.
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โญ๏ธ We want to know, is your child growing up with one language ๐Ÿ—ฃ or more than one? ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ If so, what languages?โ โ 

Photos from Rumaana Bham Speech Therapy and Audiology's post 03/04/2021

Today is Austism Awareness Day, and April is Autism Awareness Month ๐ŸŒธ its so important to understand that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is on a spectrum, and so everyone with Autism is different. Letโ€™s be mindful of being inclusive and respect everyone regardless of their different abilities.

Photos from Rumaana Bham Speech Therapy and Audiology's post 05/03/2021

Congratulations Prof Amisha Kanji on the publication of her new book ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Amisha supervised my MA, and is so knowledgeable on the topic of early detection and intervention in Audiology. The book is available at Exclusive Books and http://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/46214

World Hearing Day: Has coronavirus affected your hearing? Know the risks, treatments to keep your ears healthy 03/03/2021

World Hearing Day: Has coronavirus affected your hearing? Know the risks, treatments to keep your ears healthy

World Hearing Day ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ

https://www.google.co.za/amp/s/www.timesnownews.com/amp/health/article/world-hearing-day-has-coronavirus-affected-your-hearing-know-the-risks-treatments-to-keep-your-ears-healthy/727394

World Hearing Day: Has coronavirus affected your hearing? Know the risks, treatments to keep your ears healthy One of the first documented cases of hearing loss in a post COVID patient was published in the British Medical Journal last year which reported the experience of a 45-year-old man.

Photos from Rumaana Bham Speech Therapy and Audiology's post 28/02/2021

Too valuable not to share ๐ŸŒธ

Acute otitis media โ€“ Middle ear infection in children 24/02/2021

Acute otitis media โ€“ Middle ear infection in children

An ear infection is the number one reason parents bring a child to the doctor.
75% of children will develop an ear infection by the time they are 3 years old ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ
This can consequently affect speech and language development ๐Ÿ’ฌ

https://www.fijitimes.com/acute-otitis-media-middle-ear-infection-in-children/

Acute otitis media โ€“ Middle ear infection in children An ear infection is the number one reason parents bring a child to the doctor. While rare in adults, 75 per cent of children will develop an ear infection by the time they are 3 years old. Picture: https://www.childrens.com/heal

21/02/2021

Loving these Lots to Spot series from Exclusive Books ๐Ÿ“š such a fun way to target new vocabulary and auditory processing skills. Currently 5 for R200 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

19/02/2021

Our first goal is to help children communicate their basic needs and wants. Our wish is that they meet their full potential as they grow and develop ๐Ÿ’ฌ

16/02/2021

A childโ€™s play skills tend to mirror skills in other areas of development, including speech and interaction skills ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ’ฌ

14/02/2021

Happy Valentineโ€™s Day โ™ฅ๏ธ Play-doh meet Mr Potato Head โ™ฅ๏ธ Mr Potato Head meet Play-doh โ™ฅ๏ธ

We love sensory play, targeting body parts, pronouns, and following instructions with these two! โ™ฅ๏ธ

Visit the handmade playdough sensory kits page here - https://instagram.com/rbspeech_audiology?igshid=w1idiubth341

Neonatal Hearing Screening | Mindful Mom 11/02/2021

Neonatal Hearing Screening | Mindful Mom

Why your newborn needs a hearing screening ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ Aderet Segev Goldblatt ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
https://mindfulmom.co.za/neonatal-hearing-screening/

Neonatal Hearing Screening | Mindful Mom Neonatal Hearing Screening Posted by Aderet Goldblatt | Nov 7, 2020 | Audiology, Motherhood | 0 | Dear Moms I have had multiple moms tell me that they wish someone had told them about the importance of hearing screening. Iโ€™ve also had multiple moms tell me that they know their child can hear and s...

07/02/2021

Drinking from an open cup or straw helps strengthening our oral muscles, and helps the tongue elevate properly to promote the suck swallow pattern that we want ๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ’ฌ

Photos from Rumaana Bham Speech Therapy and Audiology's post 28/01/2021

We loved using the Very Hungry Caterpillar ๐Ÿ› in therapy this week!

๐Ÿ› Time Concepts
๐Ÿ› Vocabulary
๐Ÿ› Counting
๐Ÿ› Auditory Memory
๐Ÿ› Story memory
๐Ÿ› Such a fun story to adapt to any of your aims

Photos from Rumaana Bham Speech Therapy and Audiology's post 26/01/2021

Hi everyone ๐Ÿ˜Š Iโ€™ve started using a lot more sensory play in my therapy. โ€œSensory exploration allows us to provide language stimulation in a meaningful context and create functional learning opportunities. Sensory play is fun and keeps children engaged and motivated! It takes the focus off of the articulation or language targets โ€“ making therapy feel less like work, and great for generalizing skills.โ€

Weโ€™ve therefore created Peachy Speech kits - we have a farm, insect, wild animal and space kit. They are R220 and include language enrichment ideas and activities ๐Ÿ˜Š you can also visit our Instagram page - https://instagram.com/rbspeech_audiology?igshid=w1idiubth341

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Houghton Estate
Johannesburg

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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