Speech Therapy

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
  • 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.


Reviewed by: Jamie Tarshis

This page was last updated on: December 18, 2020 05:19 PM

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