Speech Concerns about Your Child
Speech is an integral part of life and is developed in the earliest years of childhood. Many factors can interfere with a child’s ability to communicate, including physical difficulties, hearing problems, language delays and cognitive challenges. Here at Canoe Therapy we have designed a thorough and effective speech-language pathology program that we are incredibly proud of.
Developing proper speech patterns in young children is much easier than trying to correct a problem down the road, which is why we focus on early intervention. However, we work with our patients and facilitate continued improvement and learning at any stage of development. Our individualized treatment plans ensure each child has access to activities he or she enjoys and finds engaging.
Our team of speech-language pathologists uses a total communication approach, which involves various means of interacting including pictures, sign language and speech practices.
This kind of approach enables your child to have more than one way to express their thoughts, feelings and frustration—thus limiting the amount of emotional outbursts that sometimes occur.
To read more about how our therapists help our children at Canoe Therapy, read Anna Mersov’s post about helping children to improve their narrative skills.
Common Speech-related Concerns
Indications of a speech-related pediatric concern can include difficulties or traits associated with: