Special interest in communication, voice
and swallowing pathology both
in-hospital and as an out-patient.
Evidence-based
Speech therapy

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Adult Speech Therapy

Aphasia

Aphasia is a complex language and communication disorder resulting from damage to the language centres of the brain caused by a stroke or brain injury.

Dysarthria

Dysarthria is a speech disorder caused by muscle weakness. It can make it hard for you to talk. Common causes of dysarthria include nervous system disorders and conditions that cause facial paralysis or tongue or throat muscle weakness.

Apraxia

Apraxia is a motor planning speech disorder that makes it hard to speak. This disorder can make saying the right sounds and words very difficult.

Stuttering

Stuttering also known as Disfluency, is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted.

Voice

A voice disorder occurs when voice quality, pitch, and loudness differ or are inappropriate for an individual's age, gender, cultural background, or geographic location.

Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorders)

Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties. A swallowing disorder, may occur as a result of various medical conditions, including Stroke, Brain injury or Neurodegenerative diseases

Christopher Rorke

Speech-Language & Hearing Therapist
B.Speech-Language and Hearing (Stellenbosch University)

Christopher completed his community service at Khayelitsha District Hospital. Thereafter he transferred to a permanent post as the Speech Therapist, servicing the Khayelitsha & Eastern Substructure community health clinics within the metro district health system in Cape Town.

In 2017 he started his private practice in Gardens, Cape Town as well as in Plattekloof and the surrounds in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. During this time he also worked at New Somerset Hospital focusing on adult and paediatric acute care, as well as conducting home-based therapy for out-patients once discharged from hospital.

He has a keen interest in acquired neurological communication disorders and dysphagia, working with clients and family post neurological incident. Recent training includes VitalStim®: Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation for the Treatment of Dysphagia (2019).

Christopher previously trained as a professional singer in London (Royal Academy of Music) and has a passion for working with voice pathology both in children and adults. (Member of South African Laryngology Association).

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About those who may suffer from speech issues

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202 THE GRIMLEY, 14 TUIN PLEIN STREET, GARDENS, CAPE TOWN

Or for mobile home-based therapy in Cape Town, Plattekloof and surrounds

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