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.
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 well as slowing down their progress in school.
The prevalence of voice, speech, language, or swallowing disorders is highest among children ages 3-6 (11.0 percent), compared to children ages 7-10 (9.3 percent), and children ages 11-17 (4.9 percent).
NCHS data brief, no 205. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2015.
For this reason, it is most critical to be able to provide speech therapy to children between birth and three years old, the period where their brain is maturing and their capacity to learn is rapidly increasing.
CAE’s Professional Certificate in Speech Therapy Assistant programme will teach you 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.
Speech therapy helps in correcting for:
- Improving the child’s ability to express their emotions and ideas.
- Improving the child’s ability to communicate so people can understand them more clearly.
- Improving the clarity and quality of their speech.
This helps to boost overall confidence, and ensures the child is able to function independently and learning critical social skills from their friends. The ability to communicate opens up a world of new possibilities for children and breaks their isolation from their peer and society.
Join us for our Professional Certificate in Speech Therapy Assistant programme.
This 6-months* part-time Professional Certificate in Speech Therapy Assistant (PCSTA) programme is designed to train potential Speech Therapy Assistants to support children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders or ailments.
You will 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.
Call 6533-0031 or register below for a free course preview.
Find out more about how you can help those in need regain their independence and improve the quality of their lives.