Also known as: speech-language therapy.
What is speech therapy?
Speech therapy is an intervention that targets improving a child’s ability to understand and express language. The therapy is conducted by a medical professional known as a speech-language pathologist.
What happens during the treatment?
Speech-language therapy encompasses the following areas: Articulation, Fluency, Voice, Receptive/Expressive Language, Play and Oral-Motor. A formal assessment is conducted to determine the areas of deficit and goal plans are created.
Is any special preparation needed?
A prescription from a medical provider (i.e., pediatrician, sub-specialist) is required to initiate scheduling the evaluation.
What are the risk factors?
There are no risk factors related to speech therapy.
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This page was last updated on: 11/9/2018 3:30:34 PM
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