SPEECH THERAPY

Speech therapy begins with an assessment of a person’s skills.  Then, if therapy services are required, a plan of care is established with goals for both the therapist and client to work toward during therapy sessions.  Speech therapy for children is often play based and involves learning how to communicate during various play activities.  The speech therapist will model the correct skills that a child needs to succeed and add to their communication skills. Speech therapists interact with parents to teach them techniques that they can use at home to help improve their child’s skills outside of the therapy session. The amount of time any person receives speech therapy services depends on the severity of the communication skills deficit, age of the client and any other underlying medical conditions. 

 

Things that Speech Therapy can help with: 

 

  • Articulation/phonological disorders

  • Receptive/expressive language disorders

  • Social language disorders

  • Swallowing disorders

  • Voice disorders

  • Fluency disorders

  • Cognitive disorders

  • Hearing Impairment

  • Communication modalities