Special Care provides on-site Speech Therapy to students in need. Speech Therapy focuses on receptive language (or the ability to understand words spoken to you) and expressive language (or the ability to use words to express yourself). It also deals with the mechanics of producing words, such as articulation, pitch, fluency, and volume.
Children might need speech therapy for a variety of reasons, including hearing impairments, cognitive or other developmental delays, weak oral muscles, excessive drooling, chronic hoarseness, birth defects such as cleft lip or cleft palate, Autism, motor planning problems, respiratory problems, feeding and swallowing disorders, traumatic brain injury and other issues.
At Special Care, our Speech Therapists work to create fun exercises and activities that will strengthen a child’s speech abilities. Our therapists help children develop communication skills using the most appropriate method, including alternative methods such as sign language or computer-aided communication. For more information about Special Care’s on-site Speech Therapy, you may submit your question/request here.