Speech Language Pathologists(SLP's) work with children who have speech and language disorders or delays, as well as concerns with feeding and swallowing . Speech and language disorders can impair a child’s ability to learn and to communicate. An inability to communicate can lead to frustration and behavioral difficulties. Additionally, speech and language disorders can impede social development and the formation of peer relationships. SLP’s aim at improving a child’s communication, both verbally and non-verbally using a variety of techniques.
If speech is not possible SLP's develop alternative communication methods for children.
Sessions may include exercises or activities that focus on one or more of the following:
ARTICULATION AND PHONOLOGICAL PROCESSES
FEEDING AND SWALLOWING
LANGUAGE FORM/SENTENCE CONSTRUCTION
LANGUAGE CONTENT/ VOCABULARY