Speech Therapy for Children

The very thought of baby falling ill makes parents worry. There can be no two thoughts about the fact that though children are precious to their parents. So if anything unthinkable happens to them, it is natural that parents find themselves in a state of worry and anxiety.

It is really a nightmare to see your kid stuttering and stammering. Your child may face communication difficulties involving the language disorders, dyspraxia, autism, fluency and volume of speech. While swallowing, they can have difficulties. These disorders in the children are result of developmental delays, genetic or accidental. However, there is no cause for worry. All these disorders are treatable. Here, speech therapy comes to your rescue. But it should be kept in mind that a proper attention to these disorders at the earliest is an absolute must because this period is the most vital time in the process of development of human speech.

Treatment of speech disorders in children is performed by a person, known as a pediatric speech language pathologist in the medical parlance. Those who don’t have that much of specialized knowledge as that of a pediatric speech language pathologist are called speech teachers, speech therapists, etc. Though the techniques employed in this therapy for kids are more or less similar to the ones employed in the therapy for adults, many differences do exist because the needs of younger age groups are somewhat specific.

Apart from some assessment methods,child speech therapy,nyc involves several standardized tests. These are done to diagnose the causes of speech problems and what their subsequent cure is. The tools used by a speech therapist to treat the speech disorders in children must be tailor made for the children. This is so because of the different sizes coupled with the specificity of the disorder. At the same breath the uniqueness of each child’s case must be taken into account. So individualization of the method is expected of the speech therapist that will employ to cure the child.

Usually a therapy process takes a long time. So it is incumbent on the speech therapist to keep track of the progress of the child. It is also required of the speech therapist to record the changes seen in the process of treatment. It is also expected of the speech therapists that they should be counseling the family on the progress made in the treatment. They should also let the family members know about the therapy activities and techniques so that they could employ them in the home to ensure aid their child’s speech development needs.

If you are looking for speech improvement, accent reduction and voice therapy services in New York you can contact Marissa A Barrera, a licensed speech-language pathologist (NY/NJ) and Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist (MSCS) with extensive training in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with neurologic conditions. She works with individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, however, actively treats patients with Parkinson's disease, Aphasia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Dementia, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Alzheimer's disease, Spinal Cord Injury, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Huntington's disease, Myasthenia Gravis, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). She also certified in the delivery of LSVT LOUD® and VitalStim.


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