Speech & Language Therapy
At times parents and teachers think that a Speech & Language Therapist’s role is ONLY about helping children who stutter, helping children who can’t say their sounds properly or even helping those children who don’t speak at all. Whilst this does happen, often Speech & Language Therapist’s find themselves working more with children who have difficulty making friends, children who find literacy challenging at school, children who find it challenging to tell a story; children who appear shy, don’t talk in groups and become embarrassed when asked to talk.
Speech and Language Therapy starts with an assessment of the child’s strengths and needs. Information is gathered from parents, teachers and other people who are important in the child’s life. The therapist invites the child to interact through playing games, having conversations and following spoken instructions, in some cases a standardized tool is used to help the therapist determine how the child’s communication is in comparison to other children of the same age.
Once an assessment is completed, the therapist provides a therapy plan that identifies short and long term objectives.
Therapy sessions aim to empower children’s skills which helps create positive experiences at home, in school or on the playground, and reduces the risk of children feeling de-motivated or experiencing a sense of failure which impairs their confidence and limits their full learning and development potential.
Treatment of children with Speech, Language and Communication challenges can be through private or small group sessions and is dependent on the individual needs of the child.
For more information on sessions & programs offered and how to register, please contact one of our Client Relations Executive (CRE) on +97143011900.