Effective communication is so important to all aspects of human functioning specifically in learning and social interaction.
The objective of speech therapy is to improve all aspects of communication. This includes: expression (vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure), comprehension (understanding), articulation (sound production), fluency, voice, and social use of language (pragmatics). It also extends to written communication skills such as reading and writing. A speech therapy program is tailored to the specific strengths and weaknesses of each unique child and individual.
Each session is designed to captivate and motivate the child in all aspects of communication using a multi-sensory approach with pictures, cards, books, games, visual-aids and toys. This is so important because therapy can be hard work but it can be a lot of fun! There are many different therapy techniques that can be used in a single session or throughout many sessions.
Speech therapy provides support for individuals with a variety of communication difficulties such as:
- Articulation Disorders
- Speech Sound Disorders
- Preschool Language Difficulties
- Developmental Language Disorders
- Phonological Awareness and Pre-Literacy Difficulties
- Reading disorders including Dyslexia
- Motor Speech Disorders including Childhood Apraxia of Speech
- Cleft Palate related Speech Disorders
- Orofacial Myology Differences
- Communication Difficulties related to Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Social Communication Disorders
Speech Therapy at
West Island Speech Therapy
You can expect high quality therapy that is fun and motivating. The goals of therapy will be made clear at the initial stages of treatment and will be revised accordingly. Practice and practical suggestions on how you can target the communication goals at home will be provided.
The approach to therapy will always provide many opportunities for positive reinforcement to motivate and encourage your child.