Speech therapy is a specialist form of therapy that focuses on issues revolving around speech, swallowing, and understanding. Many benefits can be obtained from the use of speech therapy, particularly for those affected by issues such as autism that can lead to feelings of frustration and isolation when communication is an issue. We have seen the majority of developmental disabilities, such as autism begin to be seen before the age of three leading to many social problems for those affected by these issues. Along with the basic issues of stalled communication opportunities, many children affected by developmental disabilities will see cognitive issues requiring a specialist’s autism support in Horsham.
There is often a misunderstanding of what speech therapy is and who provides it. We provide expert therapy for members of your family using our expert child speech therapist in Jenkintown. Our speech therapists are known as Speech-Language Pathologists, commonly known as speech therapists who have been trained to at least a Master’s degree level and require a state license to practice their therapy. Alongside the use of a state license, a qualified Speech-Language Pathologist requires a certificate of competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association to reach the highest level of the sector. Speech therapists who have not reached this level of academic and career achievement can still practice under the supervision of a Speech-Language-Pathologist.
A speech therapist will work with your child to determine exactly what is causing their issues with speech, fluency, or swallowing to find ways of reducing their impact. A speech therapist will use different forms of therapy to find those that work best for your child to help them overcome their problems with a speech of swallowing problems.
We understand a diagnosis of autism for a child in any family can be a difficult time and lead to a range of new therapy options being explored. A child affected by autism can often find themselves struggling to feel connected to their family or their school mates. The nature of Autism Spectrum Disorder makes it difficult for a child affected by autism to converse verbally and in non-verbal situations. Speech therapy can help bring us all together when we are given the skills to handle situations that often make us feel uncomfortable. Any person affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder will feel better about their life and ability to interact in a more comfortable way when they have been given the skills we develop through our qualified speech therapists.