Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy

Our Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are clinicians trained in assessing and treating speech and language disorders and treatment. Speech disorders include difficulty making sounds fluently. Language disorders occur when an individual has trouble understanding others, sharing thoughts and/or feelings. SLPs are also trained to work with individuals with social communication disorders, which includes communicating for social purposes and following conversational rules. Our SLPs are also trained to treat individuals who present with cognitive-communication disorders that result in deficits specific to organizing thoughts, paying attention, remembering, and planning.
To get started, our SLP will conduct an assessment session with your child. The assessment information is used to create your child’s goals for therapy. The SLP will meet with you to review the assessment data and to discuss therapy recommendations. Once therapy sessions begin, you will receive an update on progress after each session.

When the child becomes more comfortable making the sound in words, it may be possible to move on to practicing sentences. Another way is to use the same sentence to insert multiple words with the target sounds and words. Children older than 10 years old may be able to create their own sentences with the target words.

Speech therapy is a method that helps with language and pronunciation problems. A professional may be able to help children with specific communication issues.

The process is based on play and activity. The therapist encourages the child to speak more as it helps to develop language skills. Activities are used by the therapist to ensure that the child correctly pronounces words.

This type of exercise focuses on strengthening the muscles around the mouth. These techniques can be used when speech difficulties are caused by a physical problem, rather than a disorder or lack of skills. This can be used when the child is having difficulty eating or swallowing.

Talk to a professional if your child is undergoing speech therapy. Ask your loved one what you can do to help them understand and communicate better with others.

Frequently Asked Question

  • Improvement in the ability to understand and express thoughts, ideas, and feelings.
  • Intelligible speech so your child is understood by others.
  • Increased ability to problem-solve in an independent environment.
  • Improved swallowing function and safety.
Children and adults with difficulties communicating, eating, drinking, swallowing, or communication are treated with speech and language therapy.
SLPs (speech-language pathologists) are trained in the study and treatment of human communication. SLPs assess speech, language, cognitive communication, and oral/feeding/swallowing skills. They let them identify the problem and determine the best treatment.
We conclude from reviewing the evidence that speech and language therapy can be effective when it is targeted at patients with specific needs and deficits.
Speech therapy for children in pediatrics helps them to communicate better. Speech therapy can also treat oral motor issues such as chewing, swallowing, and articulation. It also helps with social skills and auditory processing.