According to the American Speech Language Hearing Association:
“Speech-Language Pathologists work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive communication, and swallowing disorders.”
Why would a child receive Speech and Language Therapy?
- Delays in meeting speech milestones
- Apraxia of speecharrowDifficulty with auditory processing
- Orofascial myofunctional disorders (tongue thrust)
- Fluency disorders (stuttering)arrowLanguage-based learning disabilities
- Augmentative and alternative communication disorder
Speech and Language Pathologists focus on the use a variety of treatment techniques and tools to improve communication, articulation, language skills as well as feeding and swallowing.