Language Therapy

Language therapy treats individuals who have difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas.

Individuals who have difficulty understanding or processing language have receptive disorders.  Those who have difficulty putting words together, and have limited vocabulary or inability to use language appropriately, have expressive disorders.

If a child is recognized as having a language disorder, it is important to intervene right away.  A certified speech-language pathologist will evaluate the child and determine the appropriate treatment therapy.

A speech-language pathologist will work with a child one-on-one or in a classroom situation to overcome difficulties with a language disorder.  Some strategies include interacting with the child by talking, using pictures, books or objects to stimulate language development.  The therapist may also correct pronunciation and use repetition exercises to build language and speech skills.

Examples of situations requiring speech-language therapy are:

  • Chronic hoarseness
  • Birth defects such as cleft palate or lip
  • Hearing impairments
  • Autism
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders

If you or your child could benefit from language therapy, consult a registered speech-language pathologist in your area.  The therapist will determine the best therapy program for the individual as well as provide suggestions on how you can implement activities at home to ensure continued progress and success.

Specific Techniques


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