May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!
“Celebrate Speech—Language Therapy; Helping People Communicate”
This annual event provides opportunities to raise awareness about communication disorders and to promote treatment that can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems with speaking, understanding, or hearing.
Speech Pathologists help children develop and improve language, communication, cognitive processing, and social skills. They evaluate and treat children of all ages with disorders ranging from mild delays in development to severe communication delays and syndromes. Treatment can be one-on-one or in groups and may involve augmentative technology or be facilitated with the use of sensory equipment. All therapies incorporate play and motivating activities with the goal of the functional use of communication skills in the child’s everyday environments.
Common Conditions Evaluated:
- Fluency Problems
- Speech/Language Delay
Based on Evaluation, Treatments May Include:
- Language Development
- Articulation Therapy
- ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis)
- Augmentative Communication
- Social Skills Groups
- Parental Education
- Teacher Collaboration
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