Speech therapy is commonly perceived as a treatment to primarily help those who cannot make certain sounds properly or who have stutters or lisps.However, speech therapy has also proven effective in assisting individuals with other types of difficulties with spoken and written language, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and auditory processing disorder.For this reason, speech therapists are now more accurately referred to as speech-language pathologist (SLP).
How Speech Therapy Works
At the Children’s Center, our speech-language pathologists figure out what kind of language problem a student has.They then ascertain what’s causing it and decide on the most suitable and effective treatment. The speech-language pathologists at the Children’s Center help to build the necessary skills by working with the child in a private setting so they will be as comfortable as possible and be more receptive to the techniques of the speech language pathologist.
The Speech Language Pathologists of the Children’s Specialize in:
- Speech flow issues such as stuttering.
- Resonance or voice problems concerning voice pitch, volume and quality.
- Oral feeding problems resulting in difficulty with eating, swallowing and drooling.
- Trouble understanding and expressing language as well as using language in socially appropriate ways.
Speech Language Pathologists use a wide range of strategies tailored for each child’s particular challenge. We realize that every child is different therefore no program is ever executed in the same way. Furthermore, all of our speech language pathologists hold a master’s degree in the field of speech-language pathology and are nationally certified members of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Speech therapy can help children learn to speak more clearly which can result in social, emotional and academic benefits. This helps to increase confidence and reduce frustration. For those with reading issues such as dyslexia, speech therapy can help them hear and distinguish specific sounds in words which leads to improved reading comprehension skills while simultaneously leading to an increased enjoyment of reading.
Parents should know that speech therapy is especially beneficial when started early in life. It’s also important to establish a trusting relationship between your child and the speech language therapist. This is why so many parents choose the Children’s Center. Our speech therapists have years of cumulative experience helping kids deal with a wide variety of speech issues. For more information on how we can help your child please contact us.<.p>