What is Speech Therapy?
The role of pediatric speech therapist is to help children with Neurodevelopmental disorders towards communication development and speech. Verbal communication is not always possible with all children with developmental disorders but Augmentative and Alternative Communication is a universal options.
Pediatric speech therapist needs to work with the family of the child, ,other professionals such as PT / OT and special educators to develop an appropriate mode of communication.
A speech therapist can help a child with
Expressive Language Skills
Receptive Language/Listening Skills
Voice and Resonance
Articulation Skills/Speech Intelligibility
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
What are conditions mostly benefited with Speech therapy?
A variety of disorders are benefited with the help of a speech therapist.
Cognitive impairments or delays
Social language use or pragmatic disorders
Expressive and receptive language impairments or delays
Auditory processing disorder
Oral motor and oral feeding issues
When you should consult a speech therapist?
You should consult a speech therapist when if your child
Makes only a few sounds, words or gesture beyond the age of 12 months or so
Speaks but you or other members can’t understand what he saying beyond
the age of 18 months or so
Struggles to make sounds or words beyond the age of 30 months
Doesn’t interact socially with others
Is unable to combine 2 or more words together beyond the age of 4 yrs
Is using a limited vocabulary
Is saying a word once and then not using it again
Misarticulates / Mispronounces vowels, saying "coo" instead of "cow"
Not developing his language much from month to month
Still saying single words only, and not phrases or sentences
Talks using mostly vowels, omitting whole consonants,
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