What is Speech Therapy?
In speech therapy our goal is to help your child better communicate. Speech-language therapy targets a variety of things including, but not limited to, articulation, language, fluency, voice, and oral motor skills for feeding and swallowing. Articulation helps a child say his sounds correctly or makes sure he includes all the sounds that a word needs. Communication goes both ways so we work on both expressive and receptive language. Once you can talk, communication is also expected to be appropriate; pragmatic language therapy addresses social skills including turn-taking, body language, and eye contact. Since communication is not only verbal, but also written, Speech-language therapy can also target reading and spelling skills. These are some of the main categories; however, it does not encompass all that is addressed in speech-language therapy.