Speech therapy is the treatment of speech and communication disorders as well as feeding/swallowing difficulties. The treatment may include physical exercises to strengthen the muscles used in speech, swallowing or sound production.
1. Speech is different than language which is made up of words and putting words together.
2. Speech therapy works toward improving children’s verbal means of communicating and consists of these parts:
Articulation- How sounds are made.
Voice- Use of the vocal folds and breathing to produce sound.
Fluency- The rhythm of speech. (Hesitations or stuttering can affect fluency)
*Children who have trouble sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings (expressive language)