Speech therapy is often thought of as a resource to help teach children how to speak proficiently. However, this type of therapy goes far beyond just sounding out words and eliminating stutters. This blog post is meant to highlight how much more beneficial it is for child patients.
Speech Therapy Improves Social Skills
It can help teach skills such as matching emotions to faces or how to carry on a conversation; it also addresses more abstract skills like identifying and understanding others’ nonverbal body language as well as learning the expected ways to communicate in a variety of settings or with different communication partners.
Speech therapy can help a child, beginning at the most basic level, to simply communicate their needs and wants. This communication may be nonverbal such as through gestures or facial expressions, sign language, or using a picture exchange system.
Speech Therapy Can Improve Mental Health
Many kids that have a speech development problem will develop issues with self-esteem, confidence, ability to relate to classmates, and even anxiety. This form of therapy has the power to build confidence and comfort in engaging in a social situation.
South Coast Post Acute Provides Quality Speech Therapy
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