Additionally, Speech therapy assists child learn the ability to appropriately produce speech sounds; socialize with peers; and safely chew and swallow foods. While SLP’s may work on a vast array of skills, one common goal is unanimous: enhancing communication to improve quality of life! SLPs persist in honoring this goal as their most significant career-related purpose.
Here are some activities you may see our SLPs working on in and around our clinic:
Utilizing representational picture cues to help a child understand and communicate
Singing songs to increase engagement and promote language
Using bubbles, cars and other toys to help young ones engage, anticipate and respond
Using board games in conjunction with speech production activities to make articulation drills fun
Helping a child use appropriate social skills to engage with other children in the clinic
Working on straw drinking, open cup drinking, and appropriate biting and chewing to improve oral motor skills for safe consumption of solids and liquids