Speech & Language Therapy
Speech therapy helps children and adolescents improve their expressive and receptive language development, articulation, social communication and social skills so the child can communicate and develop meaningful relationships. The speech therapists of Connections Therapy Center help children and adolescents with special needs throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to improve their communication skills by integrating all aspects of speech and language development, including receptive and expressive language, articulation, respiration, and fluency. Cognitive components such as problem solving and reasoning are also addressed by speech therapists. Other aspects of treatment may include the development and training of alternative and augmentative communication, oral motor abilities, swallowing, and feeding skills.
How Can Speech Therapy Help Children and Adolescents with Special Needs?
Speech therapy can be used to help children and adolescents with special needs with more than just oral speech and communication. Many of the skills and functions emphasized in speech therapy help children and adolescents to function and form social relationships and enjoy recreational activities with peers. Some of the goals we aim to accomplish with speech therapy include:
- Increased comprehension of verbal and nonverbal communication
- Increased comprehension of others’ intentions
- Improved articulation of words
- Improved nonverbal communication
- More frequent initiation of communication
- Improved conversational ability
- Develop relationships through communication and interaction
Could Your Child Benefit from Speech Therapy?
Have concerns about your child’s speech, language, or communication? Our quick questionnaire can tell you more with just a few quick questions.
As the premier therapy center for children and adolescents with special needs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including northern Virginia, Prince George’s County, and Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Connections Therapy Center provides a full scope of speech therapy services.