Speech & Language Pathology

beyond the spectrum line

Speech therapy involves the treatment of speech and communication in all its variants. Therapists are trained to assess and help with communication and swallowing disorders in children.

Treatments could include feeding programs where children are able to address sensitivities, swallowing, and the like. Nonverbal children can also be taught how to use a communication device while developing language to pronounce words correctly. Speech therapy can also help children with developmental challenges to understand and use spoken language in a social context. Whether your child has limited or compromised speech and needs help forming words and sentences, or they can form words and sentences but misuse and misunderstand language on a regular basis, a Speech & Language Therapist can assess any communication problems and speech disorders and apply articulation therapy, language intervention activities, and other techniques to improve communication.  

Dependent on the child, a Speech therapist may focus on one or all the following: Non-verbal communication; body language; asking and answering questions; speech pragmatics (such as knowing when, how, and to whom you should say “good morning” to); prosody, or the melodic sound of a voice; grammar; conversation skills; social skills.

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