Speech and Language
Speech and language therapy provides treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.
What Is It?
Speech therapy is an intervention method that focuses on helping children with impaired speech or swallowing capabilities. Speech therapists, commonly known as speech-language pathologists (SLPs), are highly educated, trained, and experienced professionals that can provide such services to children and adults. They often work as a team to help patients overcome a wide range of difficulties.
What are the Benefits?
The therapist will work to strengthen their speech muscles and learn to form sounds correctly. This can help with articulation and fluency, as well as the quality and volume of their speech. By exercising their oral muscles, it can improve swallowing and chewing which affect feeding. The speech therapist may also work on oral stimulation and sensitivity to different tastes or textures.