Your child’s speech, language and communication skills begin developing from birth. If these skills do not develop within the period or manner expected, this could suggest the presence of a language delay or speech disorder. If this is the case, speech and language therapy may be beneficial to your child.
WHAT IS SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY?
Speech and language therapy is assesses and treats individuals who have a problem with the production of sounds, when a person has difficulties understanding or processing language or has difficulties using expressive language.
WAYS SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY BENEFIT YOUR CHILD
Learning new words
Word order in a sentence
Having short conversational exchanged
DIAGNOSIS/DELAYS THAT BENEFIT FROM SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Cleft lip and/or palate
Childhood apraxia of speech
Cognitive communication disorders and phonological processes (attention, memory, problem solving, executive functions)
Head injury (traumatic brain injury)
Hearing loss and impairments
Motor speech disorders (Dysartharia)
Pragmatic/Social Language Disorder
Orofacial Myofunctional disorders
Speech sound disorders: articulation and phonological processes
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY AT CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Speech therapists are professionals who specialize in the development of communication, in communication disorders, and treatment of communication disorders. CDI speech therapists identify, assess and provide treatment for individuals with speech, language, swallowing and cognitive/communication disorders. CDI’s Speech and Language Therapy Program incorporates cutting-edge treatment approaches and best-practice intervention strategies to create an individualized plan to meet your child’s and family’s specific needs.