Speech and Language Therapy is aimed at developing communication skills and motor skills. This includes a person’s ability to speak and communicate as well as their ability to eat, drink and swallow.
The therapy is used for a variety of reasons including:
- Selective mutism
- Autism spectrum condition
- Hearing impairment
- Changes in voice quality
- Feeding/swallowing difficulties
Often the strategies used within speech and language therapy are built in to the person’s daily life and usual activities e.g. using pictures, gestures or pointing to communicate.
There are a number of strategies that are used to help develop a person’s communication, known as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). This can be a wide range of techniques from using pictures, signs and symbols to technological aids which work based on eye movements.
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