Language Therapy For Children
Receptive Language Therapy
Receptive language refers to the ability to understand language; this includes understanding concepts, word, and sentence structures. Children with a receptive language delay have trouble understanding vocabulary, concepts, or have difficulty with following directions. A detailed assessment will identify which receptive breakdown is occurring and point to therapy goals recommended to maximize communicative success.
Expressive language refers to the ability to produce a message using vocabulary to combine words and organizing sentences in a logical, cohesive manner. Expressive language is assessed through conversation, information from parents as well as through standardized assessment tools. Depending on the difficulty and age of the child, treatment may focus on parent-coaching or it may be completed through direct child intervention. Practice materials are provided at the end of each session to ensure new skills can become habitual.
Parents of toddlers with delayed speech and language development, also referred to as late talkers, often worry about the impact their child’s language development has on later development with reading and spelling. The effects of delayed speech and language skills on later literacy and spelling development can be prevented with speech and language therapy. PROactive Speech Therapy & Accent Modification aims to build on parent skills in providing a nurturing and communicatively responsive environment for their child. The most effective way to enhance a child’s speech and language development is to train their parents, who are their models, how to best support their child’s communicative learning. If you are looking for services outside of what is publicly funded, or are waiting for publicly funded services, please contact us.
- Learn how to be an effective teacher for your child
- Learn strategies as well as adjust how you communicate with your child to maximize communication
- Enhance your child’s vocabulary
- Increase your child’s length of utterances
- Improve sound accuracy as well as increase consonant and vowel repertoire
Phonological awareness refers to pre-reading skills. Identifying syllables, recognizing rhymes, detecting individual sounds in words, as well as manipulating those sounds are all involved. A child’s ability to understand these concepts predicts their likelihood of reading and spelling proficiency. Contact PROactive Speech Therapy for a free consultation online to talk with a certified speech-language pathologist.
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