SPEECH THERAPY

WHAT IS

SPEECH

THERAPY?

Speech therapy is used to treat a wide range of disorders pertaining to speech and other oral motor functions. Speech and language therapy services play an important role in the life of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. An experienced and licensed speech-language pathologist provides speech therapy for children by helping them improve their speech and ability to understand languages, including various non-verbal signs. Speech therapy for adults is used to enhance their overall communication skills.

Speech therapy for children and adults who have issues with communication is mandatory. It is a process that includes evaluation, intervention, and measurement of outcomes by using a wide range of tools and interventions, ranging from toys and play-like therapy to formal tests and speech curricula throughout their treatment session.

 

Children with speech and language delays or disorders may struggle with articulating sounds and putting words together in a sentence. They may also find it problematic to deal with non-literal language skills such as idioms, sarcasm, hints, and indirect instructions. Difficulties in pronouncing words or stuttering while talking should be treated using special techniques.

 

Speech and Language therapists for children and adults collaborate and work as part of a comprehensive clinical team of providers in conducting developmental and educational assessments, and serve as part of a child’s/student’s treatment team.

 

A good speech and language therapist will help the child understand word and sentence meaning, intonation and rhythm. Their focus is to help the child develop listening and attention skills, as well as social interaction skills.

 

Speech therapy is known to improve overall communication for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It also improves their daily life functions as well as their ability to forge social relationships.

WHY

SPEECH

THERAPY?

Here is what you should know about speech therapy offered at Stepping Stones:

  • We offer Speech & Language Therapy only by licensed speech and language pathologists who treat speech, language and communication disorders

  • We focus on speech therapy for children as well as speech therapy for adults

  • A speech therapist will be assigned to work alongside your child to help improve communication and enhance the quality of their life

  • Our speech therapists work as part of an educational team of providers in serving individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, speech and language delay or difficulties (e.g. stuttering) and other related developmental disorders

  • Speech and language therapy services are designed according to the individual’s needs and desired goals and priorities for participation. These services take place in a one-to-one (1:1) setting or group setting, based upon the individual’s areas of need

  • Our speech therapists employ visual communication techniques, such as sign language, symbols, and picture systems to help your child express his/her thoughts in a clear manner in addition to computer technology resources

  • We use advanced treatments available only from highly qualified speech pathologists, hence you can definitely expect a significant improvement in your child’s daily life

At Stepping Stones, our goal is to ensure that your child is able to communicate better, both verbally and non-verbally. No matter what your child’s age, it is highly recommended to get them the treatment they need, as early as possible, in order to amplify their success with speech and language therapy.

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