What are the benefits of Speech-Language Therapy?

There are many benefits of Speech-Language Therapy. It helps individuals with communication difficulties improve their skills so that they are able to communicate more effectively. Speech- Language Therapy can improve the following in children and adults: pronouncing speech sounds correctly, social skills, cognition, reading and writing, and language (communicating wants and needs).

Overall, the goal of speech-language therapy is to increase self-esteem and independence by improving the ability to communicate whether it is producing speech sounds more clear, speaking more fluently, or being able to understand and express one's feelings and thoughts. Individuals of all ages can benefit from speech language therapy. A toddler who has a language delay would benefit from speech-language therapy by learning new vocabulary just through language stimulating play. A school-aged child who has difficulty producing speech sounds would benefit from speech-language therapy by learning appropriate placement of articulators (lips, tongue). A child with Autism would benefit from speech-language pathology by learning appropriate social skills and much more.

An article on WebMD titled "Benefits of Speech Therapy For Autism" states the following: Speech therapy can improve overall communication. This makes it possible for people with autism to improve their ability to form relationships and function in day-to-day life. Specific goals of speech therapy include helping the individual with autism:

  • Articulate words well
  • Communicate both verbally and nonverbally
  • Comprehend verbal and nonverbal communication, understanding others' intentions in a range of settings
  • Initiate communication without prompting from others
  • Know the appropriate time and place to communicate something; for example, when to say "good morning"
  • Develop conversational skills · Exchange ideas
  • Communicate in ways to develop relationships
  • Enjoy communicating, playing, and interacting with peers
  • Learn self-regulation https://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/benefits-speech-therapy-autism

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