Most parents with non-verbal children assume that such children do not need speech and language services. To them, of what use is a speech and language therapy to a child who is non-verbal.
This assumption is wrong because augmentative and alternative communication is has been found to be very important for people (children and adults alike) with such conditions. As a matter of fact, ongoing speech and language therapy are very important for anyone with limited communication so as to help the person learn how to communicate with others.
In this article, we shall be looking at the various benefits of ongoing speech therapy for non-verbal children:
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Taking care of a child with autism isn’t an easy task but as a parent, it is your duty to help your child with autism live a healthy, happy life.
First and foremost, I must state that it is usually depressing to learn that your child isn’t as healthy as other kids. But you should know that proper care and professional help often lead to an improved life for children with autism.
That said, here are some parenting tips that can help you to take care of a child with autism.
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The first step is to equip yourself with enough information about the disorder and how you can go about improving your child’s quality of life. That is why we dedicate time and resources to provide you with information about autism and other common disorder suffered by children.
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In our previous post, we looked at the common speech problems in children and what to do to help an affected child to overcome any of these conditions. Read More
Today, we shall focus on examining the second aspect of speech-language disorders, which is actually the language aspect of such disorders in children.
Generally, language disorders occur when a child uses fewer words than children of the same age. A language disorder may make it hard for a child to find the right words to compose a complete sentence. It can also make it difficult for the affected child to comprehend what others are saying.
Language disorders are loosely classified into three different kinds – Expressive Language Disorder (ELD), Receptive Language Disorder (RLD), and Expressive-Receptive Language Disorder (ERLD).
Speech-language disorders occur when a child finds it difficult to make the sounds of speech, or understand and speak with other people. According to a report released by the United State’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, speech-language disorders are very common as 7.7 percent of children (that is 1 in 12 children in America) have either a speech or swallowing disorder. Read More
In part one of this series, we will be focusing on common speech disorders in children and solutions for children facing these challenges.
Generally, children with speech disorder find it hard forming the sounds to produce speech or putting words together to form sentences.
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