More often than not, families make their first stop at the pediatrician to determine if a speech and language assessment may be appropriate for their child. Areas of concern for speech and language can range from articulation (what speech sounds the child is making), to language (how the child is understanding and using words to communicate), to social skills (how the child interacts with peers). While the range of “normal” can vary from person-to-person, there are general guidelines that can help determine if getting extra help may be needed.
The treatment of speech and communication disorders helps children by using a variety of therapy approaches depending on the disorder.
Speech therapy for children, also known as speech-language therapy or pediatric speech therapy, is a specialized form of therapy that focuses on evaluating and treating communication and speech disorders in children. It is provided by speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who are trained professionals with expertise in diagnosing and treating speech and language difficulties.
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