Child Speech Therapy
Child speech therapy begins with an assessment involving a physical examination of the child and the administration of standardised tests and questionnaires. These procedures provide information on the child’s speech and language performance, as well as their orofacial mobility and myofunctional performance. The child speech therapy treatment takes place in individualised sessions in order to:
- Improve the child’s orofacial mobility to help with swallowing in cases where it is necessary.
- Intervene at a myofunctional level to ensure better control of salivation, as well as the production and pronunciation of speech sounds.
- Stimulate language, oral comprehension and vocabulary expression in cases where there is a deficit in performance in this area.
- In cases where it is necessary, work with the child focuses on achieving an alternative and augmentative communication system.