What are the benefits of speech therapy?

The entire process of speech therapy from the assessment to therapy block to reassessment then eventual discharge can sometimes be a lengthy process. Most families are clear about their desire to improve their child’s overall ability to communicate more effectively, but it can be beneficial to break down the specific gains which can be acquired through speech pathology treatment.

  • Improved quality of life
  • School readiness
  • Improved ability to understand others and express thoughts
  • Improved speech intelligibility
  • Reduced need to be supported during conversations eg. translation of messages by parents/caregivers
  • Increased confidence
  • Improved social interactions with other children and adults
  • Better social language skills
  • Enhanced play skills
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