Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) plays a critical role in developing communication skills among hearing impaired children. At Listening Ears, regular SLT sessions by the professionals enhance the receptive and expressive language skills among the children.
Speech-Language Therapy increases the confidence level of in a hearing impaired child. During the sessions our professionals make a strong emotional connect with the children to give them confidence and understand their needs better. SLT is helpful for your child in the following ways:
- Communication Skills– SLT builds communication skills among children and encourages them to speak in public or at home with no fear and disruption. This includes developing ability to comprehend conversation.
- Expression to the Language– SLT encourages children to express their feelings and needs through speech. Understanding and using apt vocabulary in a given situation is taught.
- Preverbal skills such as eye contact, joint attention and using gestures.
- Receptive language understanding what is said to them.
- Expressive language using words and sentences, in a variety of different ways and for different purposes.
- Social communication such as turn-taking, staying on topic and using verbal language appropriately & using appropriate expression,emotions & body language.
- Articulation and phonology producing a full range of speech sounds and using them accurately.
- Fluency disorders problems such as stuttering, in which the flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal stoppages.
- Oral feeding disorders are disorders in the way someone eats or drinks, including problems with chewing, swallowing, coughing, gagging, and refusing foods.