Speech therapy is utilized to teach communication skills. The goal of speech therapy is to improve all aspects of communication.
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP)
Specially trained professional therapists who have
What do they do?
Speech-Language Pathologists work with children to help them develop and strengthen life-enriching speech and language skills. Speech-Language Pathologists address a variety of needs, which may include:
Speech-Language disorders include:
When to seek help?
- Non-verbal (i.e., not speaking)
- Using a limited number of sounds/words
- Making multiple errors in speech
- Difficult to understand
- Not making eye contact
- Drooling excessively
- Unable to drink from a bottle, cup, or straw
- Having difficulty taking turns with actions or vocalizations
- Having trouble recalling and using new information
- Limited in friendships or difficulty maintaining relationships
- Hoarse, raspy, breathy or likes to scream or talks softly/loudly