Communication is one of the most fundamental and important of human skills. At Unique Prints, addressing communication defienciencies through a variety of therapeutic interventions can be a major component of the treatment process.
Three areas of communication addressed during therapy:
Strength, range-of-motion, and coordination of movement of the structures of the mouth for articulation of words and and oral motor functions for eating and swallowing.
Language: Understanding and use of symbols, body language and facial expressions to communicate.
Discrimination, recognition, and comprehension of auditory information.
Typical problems of children needing
- Difficult interpreting questions - Gives slow responses when spoken to - Difficult listening in the presence of backgroud noise - Poor word enunciation - Asks for information to be repeated - Difficulty recalling what was heard last week, month, or year - Messy eating - Easily distracted - Recurrent ear infections - Poor academic performance
We use a vaiety of formal and informal tests to assess speech language and auditory processing:
• Formal tests are used to collect normative data to see how thechild compares to other children.
• Informal tests use play based assessment and language sampling to observe, record, and analyze information about the child.
Games, toys, and projects to make speech therapy fun and exciting. A child that is engaged and excited about therapy will respond quickly to intervention.
Benefits of Speech-Language Therapy
♦ Better listening skills which help with following directions ♦ Decreased frustration with parent and peer interactions ♦ Assists with socialization and peer interaction skills ♦ Increased reading and writing skills to improve academic success ♦ Enhanced functional communication ♦ Improved word enunciation ♦ Neater eating habits
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