Also known as: speech-language 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.
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.
A prescription from a medical provider (i.e., pediatrician, sub-specialist) is required to initiate scheduling the evaluation.
There are no risk factors related to speech therapy.
Reviewed by: Jamie Tarshis
This page was last updated on: 11/9/2018 3:30:34 PM
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