If you haven’t heard of speech therapy before, there are some things you may want to know. Speech therapy is beneficial to both children and adults. keep reading to learn what speech therapy is.
Let’s start with what a speech therapist does. They work with kids who have difficulty with following directions, making their mouths work to produce clear speech sounds, being able to use words to make needs known to others, and vocabulary development. These factors affect how a child behaves socially with other children and adults.
How do you know if you need speech therapy? When you and your child’s doctor have concerns in any of the areas mentioned above, you may be referred to a speech therapist to help with any issues.
What happens when you visit the speech therapist? The evaluation includes the parent and therapist discussing how the child communicates at home, in school, and in the community. You then work together to help your child make improvements and overcome difficulties with communication.
To learn more about speech therapy and what to expect when you take your child to speech therapy, watch the video above!