Our Speech Therapists can assist with transition to school or employment, and can help and support other significant people in the young person’s life to better communicate with them, such as family members and teachers. This is particularly important in speech therapy for teenagers, as otherwise these youths can feel isolated. Speech therapy for teenagers also helps them to increase their independence, which is a priority for young people who are moving towards adulthood.
Speech therapy for children can provide assistance in the following areas:
- Developing spoken language
- Enhancing understanding of language
- Improving practical language skills to develop social interaction and conversation
- Improving deficits with motor speech disorders and dyspraxia
- Improving literacy
- Behavioural management and emotional regulation strategies