All for Joomla All for Webmasters

Speech language therapy

A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds. A language disorder refers to a problem understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas.

Speech disorders include:

Articulation disorders: difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that listeners can't understand what's being said.
Fluency disorders: problems such as stuttering, in which the flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal stoppages, partial-word repetitions ("b-b-boy"), or prolonging sounds and syllables (sssssnake).
Resonance or voice disorders: problems with the pitch, volume, or quality of the voice that distract listeners from what's being said. These types of disorders may also cause pain or discomfort for a child when speaking.

Language disorders can be either receptive or expressive:

Receptive disorders: difficulties understanding or processing language.
Expressive disorders: difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary, or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.
Cognitive-communication disorders: difficulty with communication skills that involve memory, attention, perception, organization, regulation, and problem solving.
Dysphagia/oral feeding disorders are disorders in the way someone eats or drinks, including problems with chewing, swallowing, coughing, gagging, and refusing foods.

In speech-language therapy, an SLP (Speech-language pathologists) will work with a child one-on-one, in a small group, or directly in a classroom to overcome difficulties involved with a specific disorder.


Therapists use a variety of strategies, including:

Language intervention activities:
The SLP will interact with a child by playing and talking, using pictures, books, objects, or ongoing events to stimulate language development. The therapist may also model correct vocabulary and grammar and use repetition exercises to build language skills.
Articulation therapy:
Articulation, or sound production, exercises involve having the therapist model correct sounds and syllables in words and sentences for a child, often during play activities. The level of play is age-appropriate and related to the child's specific needs. The SLP will physically show the child how to make certain sounds, such as the "r" sound, and may demonstrate how to move the tongue to produce specific sounds.
Oral-motor/feeding and swallowing therapy:
The SLP may use a variety of oral exercises — including facial massage and various tongue, lip, and jaw exercises — to strengthen the muscles of the mouth for eating, drinking, and swallowing. The SLP may also introduce different food textures and temperatures to increase a child's oral awareness during eating and swallowing.
When Is Therapy Needed?

Kids might need speech-language therapy for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to:

hearing impairments
cognitive (intellectual, thinking) or other developmental delays
weak oral muscles
chronic hoarseness
birth defects such as cleft lip or cleft palate
motor planning problems
articulation problems
fluency disorders
respiratory problems (breathing disorders)
feeding and swallowing disorders
traumatic brain injury
Therapy should begin as soon as possible. Children enrolled in therapy early (before they're 5 years old) tend to have better outcomes than those who begin therapy later.
This does not mean that older kids can't make progress in therapy; they may progress at a slower rate because they often have learned patterns that need to be changed.

Helping Your Child

Speech-language experts agree that parental involvement is crucial to the success of a child's progress in speech or language therapy.

Parents are an extremely important part of their child's therapy program and help determine whether it is a success. Kids who complete the program quickest and with the longest-lasting results are those whose parents have been involved.
Ask our therapist for suggestions on how you can help your child. For instance, it's important to help your child do the at-home stimulation activities that the SLP suggests to ensure continued progress and carry-over of newly learned skills.

The process of overcoming a speech or language disorder can take some time and effort, so it's important that all family members be patient and understanding with the child.


  • nike lebron shoes nike lebron shoes Tuesday, 22 May 2018

    My husband and i got now relieved Emmanuel managed to round up his studies through the entire precious recommendations he had in your blog. It is now and again perplexing to simply always be making a gift of instructions many others may have been making money from. And we also already know we need you to appreciate for that. All of the explanations you have made, the straightforward website navigation, the relationships you make it easier to promote - it's everything fabulous, and it's assisting our son in addition to us do think that idea is fun, which is certainly particularly fundamental. Thanks for everything!

  • moncler moncler Tuesday, 22 May 2018

    I must voice my passion for your generosity giving support to persons that need guidance on in this subject matter. Your very own dedication to passing the solution throughout ended up being rather productive and has empowered many people much like me to realize their targets. Your valuable facts implies so much to me and substantially more to my fellow workers. Regards; from everyone of us.

  • kd shoes kd shoes Tuesday, 22 May 2018

    Thank you so much for providing individuals with such a splendid opportunity to read in detail from this web site. It is often so useful and also full of a lot of fun for me and my office friends to search the blog at minimum three times a week to find out the fresh secrets you have. And definitely, I am always contented for the attractive solutions you serve. Some 3 ideas in this article are truly the most impressive I have had.

  • jordan shoes jordan shoes Tuesday, 22 May 2018

    I enjoy you because of your entire work on this web site. My mum takes pleasure in carrying out investigations and it's obvious why. My spouse and i notice all regarding the compelling tactic you provide both useful and interesting thoughts through the web blog and as well as boost response from some others about this theme then our favorite simple princess is always being taught so much. Take pleasure in the remaining portion of the year. You are always carrying out a tremendous job.

  • moncler moncler Tuesday, 22 May 2018

    My spouse and i felt so glad Raymond managed to finish up his survey from the precious recommendations he discovered using your web pages. It's not at all simplistic to simply choose to be giving away thoughts which usually other folks may have been trying to sell. We realize we have the writer to be grateful to for this. The explanations you made, the simple blog navigation, the friendships you will help to foster - it is all fantastic, and it's assisting our son and our family imagine that the subject is awesome, which is seriously fundamental. Thank you for the whole thing!

  • swejan swejan Tuesday, 22 May 2018

    botines caterpillar ripley hermes damentaschen burberry bolsos hombre maglietta padre figlio borse prada inverno 2021 coque huawei y5 2020

  • teknobam teknobam Tuesday, 22 May 2018

    orth schuhe taille sac osprey bottines bullboxer femme hermes tasche durchsichtig cartera burberry hombre maglia crochet zara

  • exercours exercours Tuesday, 22 May 2018

    porta carte di credito prada sac vintage celine daniel wellington uomo cinturino pelle tiffany x bracelet floral coach purse kacper schuhe polen

  • cassademaria cassademaria Tuesday, 22 May 2018

    glasses that help driving at night cartera chanel rosa zapatillas old star converse fm trikot pandora usa charm coque macbook air silicone

  • flowersfodistinction flowersfodistinction Tuesday, 22 May 2018

    vital schlappen damen zaino 70 litri chaussures talons pieds larges dior logo sterling silver pendant necklace silicone iphone case xr vectiv enduris

Leave your comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.

Get In Touch

Itta Center – Tirana

Kajo Karafili str, nr.3

Tirana, Albania

Itta Center – Durres

Egnatia str, in front of Credins Bank

Durres, Albania

Tel: +355 4 480 3619

Mob: +355 68 88 027 66 

We use cookies to improve our website. By continuing to use this website, you are giving consent to cookies being used. More details…