Join us for the Professional Certificate in Speech Therapy Assistant programme and gain the tools to assist in the assessment, screening and treatment of communication and speech disorders to help affected children and adults gain their independence and improve the quality of their lives.
There are many benefits of speech therapy for children with communications difficulties or swallowing disorders. Speech therapy helps to exercise the muscles involved with speech in order to strengthen the child’s ability to speak coherently. It helps the child properly express themselves, their feelings, and ideas. Read more
As adults, we often take our ability to speak and communicate for granted. We just don’t think about our language and speech as it happens quite naturally. However, young children with communication and speech disorders may not speak at all, or have limited vocabulary for their age. By the time they enter school, they can speak but in a limited and diminished capacity for their age and development. They might have a hard time receiving, processing, sending and comprehending verbal and nonverbal communication. As a result, this can contribute greatly to them falling behind their peers in speech and language skills.
For many people, communicating with others is an easy and effortless task. For children with communication and speech disorder, they might have a hard time receiving, processing, sending and comprehending verbal and nonverbal communication.
Young children with communication and speech disorders may not speak at all, or have limited vocabulary for their age. By the time they enter school, they can speak but in a limited and diminished capacity for their age and development. This results in them falling behind their peers in speech and language skills. Read more
If you are unsure about how your child’s speech and language is developing because they may appear to be unresponsive to vocal cues, or seem to be taking longer than their peers to speak in full sentences, the natural reaction may be to think the child might have speech and language delay. This may not always be the case. Read more
Speech disorders affect anywhere from 8-9% of the population and can include issues with stuttering, slurred speech, and can also make children susceptible to bullying as they will have issues with basic communications with their peer; and can slow down their learning in school. Read more
Children who suffer from communications disorders suffer emotional and social effects that may be a huge quality of life issue for them. Speech therapy is used to help improve your child or your students’ ability to communicate. Spoken communications is incredibly important to the development of the child, allowing them to express their emotions, needs, and thoughts. Read more
Speech and language disorders are some of the most common disabilities in young children. They are also often preventable and reversible when detected early enough and given proper intervention. Unfortunately many children go undiagnosed and the disorder becomes more difficult to address as the years roll on. Read more