SPEECH THERAPY FOR CHILDREN
Why do kids need speech therapy?
Children begin to communicate at an early age to express their wants and needs. As they grow old, they start using speech and language to engage in a conversation, to participate in the classroom, make friends, read and write.
If a child has difficulty in understanding and expressing his thoughts and ideas, in pronunciation/articulation, and social use of language(pragmatics), it will affect the child’s ability to perform well in a variety of situations including school. A speech therapist helps diagnose and provide intervention for various disorders like:
Cognitive or other developmental delays
Cleft lip or cleft palate
ADHD (inattention and hyperactivity)
Articulation problems or unclear speech
Fluency disorders/ stuttering
Feeding problems, picky eaters, and swallowing disorders
Traumatic brain injury
How can parents help in speech therapy?
Parents are key to the success of a child's progress in speech or language therapy.
Kids who finish the program the quickest and with the longest-lasting results are those whose parents were involved.
Ask the therapist what you can do.
For instance, you can help your child do the activities at home that the SLP suggests. This ensures continued progress and carry-over of new skills.
Overcoming a speech or language disorder can take time and effort. So it's important that all family members be patient and understanding with the child.
Speech and language
assessment and screening
Are you unsure if your child really needs speech therapy?
Do you want to know how Sounderic can help your child?
We offer free consultations and screening!
We are committed to providing the highest quality service to you and your family. The first step begins with an evaluation.
At Sounderic, this process involves interviewing the parent or patient seeking speech therapy treatment to better understand the challenges they have. Evaluations are necessary to determine if a speech or language disorder is present and also to plan appropriate goals for treatment.
Speech disorders can be corrected more easily if detected early. We will help you with every aspect of the process including evaluation, diagnosis, counseling and treatment.
Here is what you can expect from our Speech Therapy Team:
A speech assessment by a speech-language pathologist
Individualized sessions to meet the child’s speech therapy goals
Convenient, online, one-on-one and group sessions
Parent training,follow up and at-home activities
Sounderic is happy to provide a free video consultation where we learn about your specific concerns, screen and observe the child and also plan the communication goals. At our clinic, we offer 45 minute speech therapy sessions and to help you generalize newly developed speech-language skills, we offer group therapy sessions in addition to individual sessions. To book your free consultation contact us today!
Speech disorders in children
From evaluation to diagnosis our experienced speech therapists cover a range of speech and language disorders affecting children of all ages. Each therapy session is designed based on the child’s needs and individualized speech and language goals. We also work along with other therapists, teachers, and healthcare professionals.
Click on each service below for more information.
Speech and language delay
If child hasn't developed their speech and language milestones age appropriately i.e. if they are still talking in sounds, words, syllables, phrases than the child may have delatedspeech and language development. ThereEarly intervention here is key because till 3 yearsof age lies child's critical period of language development after which the child may have difficulty acquiring his language appropriately.
so a timely check in with a speech therapists is warranted who will assess the child and find out if the child has a delay and by how many months. They can then device an individualized treatment plan for the child. Parents are a crucial part in this treatment.
Talking can be hard if you stutter
A speech therapist will assess the child for his disfluencies, ask if the child’s stuttering affects their participation in activities, play or their everyday life. Speech therapist takes a detailed history to find out child's reaction to his stutter and others response to his stuttering, child's age, how long has been stuttering for. If child tenses up or struggles when talking, avoids talking or says it is too hard to talk or a family history of stuttering.
A Speech therapist will help them feel less tense and speak more freely in school, at work, and in different social settings, person face speaking situations that make them fearful or anxious, speaking on the phone or ordering food at a restaurant.They can help the person practice ways to manage stuttering. Speech therapy can teach you to slow down your speech and learn to notice when you stutter. You may speak very slowly and deliberately when beginning speech therapy, but over time, you can work up to a more natural speech pattern.A treatment team usually includes other family members and teachers.
Social communication disorder
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