Many people do not realize that speech therapy can benefit a child or adolescent with special needs more than just with communication and oral speech. At Connections Therapy Center, we also strive to help children and adolescents form social relationships and interact with their peers through our speech therapy services. Keep reading and discover how speech therapy can benefit children and adolescents with special needs!
Improved Conversational Ability
Does your child struggle through conversations? Do not feel like they are alone because many children are in the same boat. Speech therapy can help a child or adolescent better carry out conversations with others.
Improved Nonverbal Communication
It is important to remember that a lot of communication is nonverbal. Since this is the case, it is necessary for young people to learn various types of nonverbal communication. At Connections Therapy Center, children and adolescents are helped with their nonverbal communication skills through various games and activities.
Improved Articulation Of Words
Does your child say certain words? Speech therapy can help a child say certain words they are struggling with. Our speech therapists work with each child to address their particular needs. We understand that every child is different and has their own set of words they struggle with.
It is important for children and adolescents to learn how to develop relationships with others. They need to understand how to interact with their peers, teachers, and other adults.
More Initiation Of Communication
It is not uncommon for a child who struggles with speech to refrain from initiating conversation with others. The hope is that speech therapy will also give a child or adolescent the confidence they need to approach another person and engage in conversation.
The Connections Therapy Center
The Connections Therapy Center serves families of children and adolescents with disabilities and special needs. We are a team of experts in the fields of pediatric speech, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and behavioral sciences. As a team, we offer intensive hands-on therapy for children and adolescents, as well as informative and useful resources for families. If you are interested in learning more about what we can do to help your family, visit us online or give us a call at (202) 561-1110 (Washington, D.C. office) or (301) 577-4333 (Lanham office). Want to get more information on how to help your child thrive? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.