Speech therapy is a set of techniques and activities designed to improve overall communication. It addresses delays and disorders in expressive/receptive speech, articulation and oral motor dysfunction, hearing loss, articulation, speech, swallowing, and social language. Eastside Speech Solutions provides speech therapy to children of all ages. Our speech-language pathologists or speech therapists work closely with your child or toddler to assess their ability to communicate and understand properly. Then, based on each child’s unique needs, they design customized therapy sessions.
Why Would My Child Require Speech Therapy?
Children with various speech disorders are treated. These include stuttering; difficulty pronouncing words, and pitches issues. Some children struggle to put words together or use language inappropriately. Some children struggle with attention and memory issues. Some children have difficulty swallowing, chewing, or coughing. Speech therapy may also be required for children who have speech impairments as a result of illness or injury. Speech therapy may be necessary for a variety of reasons. You may notice that your child is not meeting the developmental milestones of their peers. In these cases, intensive or ongoing speech therapy sessions may be beneficial to your child.
What Are The Advantages Of Speech Therapy For Children?
Children can benefit from speech therapy in a variety of ways, including:
- Improve communication so that they can express their thoughts and feelings.
- Allow them to communicate so that others can understand.
- Improves vocal quality
- Self-esteem and independence are improved.
Assistance With Communication
Children who do not have a voice can communicate with one another through unaided or aided communication. Communication apps, communication books for children with low or moderate tech, high-tech communication devices, and/or communication books, as well as communication devices with low and mid-tech, high-tech, and/or no-tech. Language is included in speech and language therapy. Many people believe that speech therapy is only about speech, but it is so much more
Helps With Social Skills
Proper pragmatic/social skills are required for interacting with others in their local community and in daily life. If you have poor, limited, or no functional speech, your practical language skills can be significantly delayed or disordered. Video modeling, role-playing, and social stories are all ways to improve social skills. Speech therapy is important because it uses aided communication to improve these social skills.
Speech delays can cause difficulties with listening, reading, and writing. Improve your literacy and reading skills to improve your communication. If you can spell, you can easily communicate. These essential skills are critical for improving communication with others.
Improves Alternative Communication Methods
Other communication strategies, such as gestures and sign language, approximations, vocalizations, and/or other modes of communication, should be considered. Humans communicate using a comprehensive communication approach. Speech, facial expressions, and gestures are all ways to communicate. We also use writing, typing, and other methods.
Communication Frustrations Are Reduced
Speech therapy is a method for children to improve their communication skills with adults and other children. Special exercises are used to strengthen the speech muscles. It entails repeating sounds and imitating speech therapists.
What Does A Speech Therapy Session Entail?
Many children are treated individually or in small groups. Language activities can include talking, playing, and reading, as well as repetition to improve language skills.
Sound exercises are essential for speech therapy. The therapist will frequently go over the letter sounds and words. The Speech Therapist Sydney teaches the child how to pronounce the word or make the sound. The therapist may also demonstrate how to move your tongue while pronouncing certain words.
Oral feeding and swallow therapy are two types of speech therapy. To strengthen the jaw, the therapist may massage the face or perform jaw, tongue, and lip exercises. They may introduce food at different temperatures and textures to increase awareness of sensations. This therapy is intended for children who have difficulty swallowing. Eastside Speech Solutions provides speech therapy sessions that are tailored to your child’s needs.