Speech Language Pathology (SLP)
Speech language therapy helps children learn how to talk, gesture, socially communicate and follow directions. Speech Language Pathology (SLP) is a field of expertise regarding the science of speech and language. It falls under the communication sciences and disorders discipline. SLP can help kids express intent, listen and communicate verbally which can reduce a child's frustration.
Reducing tantrums – children become frustrated when their message is not being understood. When therapy is delivered correctly and appropriately, your child will learn to use his “words”, meaning spoken words, signs, pictures, etc. to have his message understood by others.
Augmenting listening skills – it’s possible your child has learned to “tune out” adult directives. Therapy can help him/her learn to re-connect with adults in their lives and follow their instructions.
Instructing your child how to produce sounds correctly – there are 44 different phonemes (or different sounds) produced in the English language. Therapy can help your child to use the correct place, voice, and manner to articulate specific sounds so he/she can be understood by a variety of peers and family members.