How does speech therapy help my child?

How does speech therapy help my child?

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.

There are other benefits of speech therapy:

1. More Independence:
When a person suffers from communications disorders, they often do not have the ability to fully communicate their needs or feelings. They often have to rely on other people to interpret communications and guess on their behalf. Therapy can help in dealing with the issues causing the disorder, giving them the ability to independently communicate intent, desire and feelings.

2. Better Socialisation:
The ability to properly communicate with other people within society allows individuals to build connections to their community and other people, opening up a whole new world of activities and interactions that would have otherwise been closed off. This also allows individuals to find their place with their peers in society.

3. Higher Self Esteem:
When people feel they can’t do things by themselves, have little to no place within society and amongst their peers, their value in themselves drops considerably. Low self esteem in such situations can further isolate individuals from society, their family and even putting them on a self-destructive path. Increasing a person’s self esteem will give them confidence and self value, allowing them to go out into the world to experience it positively.

If your child has difficulties with their speech and language abilities, they will have difficulty engaging peer group conversations, and if left untreated, further complications will arise by the time they pass their teens and enter adulthood.

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.


Understanding Articulation and Phonological Disorders

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
  • Communication Disorders
  • Articulation Disorders
  • Phonological Disorders
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Emotional and Social Effects

Working with Articulation and Phonological Disorders

  • Assessment and Screening
  • Treatment of Oral-Structural and Functional Disorders
  • Treatment of Phonological Disorders
  • Treatment of Articulation Disorders

Professional Certificate in Speech Therapy Assistant

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