children's speech therapy

Speech therapy for children involves the assessment and treatment of communication and speech disorders in order to improve a child’s ability to understand, express, and communicate effectively. Speech therapists, also known as speech-language pathologists (SLPs), work with children who may have various speech and language difficulties.

For children, speech therapy often involves working on foundational communication skills. This may mean learning articulation, language development, and social communication. Therapists might also address issues like stuttering or lisps. The approach is more play-based for kids, incorporating games and activities to make therapy engaging and age-appropriate.

Early intervention is crucial for addressing speech and language issues for children effectively. If you have concerns about your child’s speech or language development, consulting a speech-language pathologist is a good first step.

Speech Therapy after a Concussion

Speech therapy can be beneficial for individuals who have experienced a concussion, also known as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Concussions can result in a variety of symptoms, including cognitive and communication difficulties. While speech therapy is just one component of the overall rehabilitation process, it can address specific challenges related to communication and cognitive function.

Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services (STARS) provides concussion management services for those with communication, cognitive, and swallowing disorders and difficulties.