Speech / Language and Articulation
Children who have developmental delays or special needs often need help to improve their language, speech, and communication skills. Children who cannot express their wants and needs can become frustrated and turn to inappropriate behaviors to try and express themselves. A speech therapist (SLP) can help your child to become a successful communicator by working on articulation and language skills, so he/she can more easily share their wants, needs and feelings.
Speech disorders occur when an individual has difficulty producing speech sounds correctly or fluently (e.g., stuttering is a form of disfluency) or has problems with his or her resonance or voice.
Language disorders occur when an individual has difficulty understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings (expressive language). Language disorders may be spoken or in written form and may involve the form (morphology, phonology, syntax), content (semantics), and/or use of language (pragmatics) in functional and socially appropriate ways.
Lifespan Therapy is able to provide quality speech therapy services to all ages of children, even toddlers. Toddlers enjoy watching colorful and engaging shows which Lifespan Therapy is able to perform using a green screen for effect.