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What Do Speech Therapists do daily??

Here are the top 10 most common areas that pediatric speech therapists treat on a day to day basis:

  1. Articulation disorders: difficulties with producing sounds correctly, such as substituting one sound for another or omitting sounds from words.

  2. Language delays: difficulties with understanding and using language effectively, including vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure.

  3. Phonological disorders: difficulties with the sound system of language, such as difficulty recognizing and producing patterns of sounds in words.

  4. Fluency disorders: difficulties with the flow of speech, including stuttering and cluttering.

  5. Pragmatic language disorders: difficulties with the social use of language, including understanding and using nonverbal cues and conversational turn-taking.

  6. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC): using alternative forms of communication, such as pictures, gestures, or electronic devices, to communicate effectively.

  7. Oral-motor disorders: difficulties with the movements necessary for speech, such as difficulty coordinating the lips, tongue, and jaw.

  8. Feeding and swallowing disorders: difficulties with the oral-motor skills necessary for eating and drinking, including difficulties with chewing and swallowing.

  9. Cognitive-communication disorders: difficulties with communication related to cognitive impairments, such as memory or attention problems.

It's important to note that every child is unique and may require a personalized approach to therapy. A licensed speech-language pathologist can provide a comprehensive evaluation and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to the child's specific needs.

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