Speech and Language Therapy assesses and addresses the child ‘s needs vis-a-vis their developmental milestones, before appropriate intervention goals are set and carried out. The therapy session can be in an individual or a group setting, or in conjunction with the staff or parents.
Speech and language intervention may involve developing basic communication or pre-linguistic skills, verbal comprehension, spoken vocabulary, sentence expansion, articulation, voice and a more efficient respiratory system. For some children, an augmentative communication (AAC) system may be introduced to enhance overall communication. The Speech and Language Therapists also address the development of appropriate promotor and feeding skills, and the maintenance of safe swallowing habits and good oral hygiene for the child.
To achieve holistic intervention, the Speech and Language therapists work closely with parents, teachers and fellow professionals, and collaborate with various medical and allied health professionals.