WHAT DOES A SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST DO?
A Speech and Language Therapist has specialized knowledge of the skills necessary for successful communication, as well as how children acquire them. A speech therapist may work on one or more of the following when treating children with speech and language disorders:
Speech production - This refers to the speech sounds that we produce to make words.
Language - This refers to the words and sentences that we understand and use to communicate.
Pragmatic skills – These are the skills that allow us to use language correctly in different contexts.
Abstract verbal thinking - This refers to the way we use language to think about and understand abstract concepts such as solving problems, predicting outcomes and making inferences.
Auditory processing – This refers to the way our brain processes a spoken message.
Word retrieval – This is the ability to effectively retrieve words in real time, as we need to use them.
Phonological awareness – This is the ability to analyze words into their component sounds and to put them back together again.
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Teachers and parents of children with a suspected speech or language delay may contact me, Judith Turiel, for an initial consultation at no charge. Call me at: .
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