About Speech And Language Therapy (SLT)
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.
Our SLT Agenda
- To assess the receptive and expressive skills in a child through regular assessments prior to enrolment and also during the course of learning.
- To develop communication skills with appropriate hearing aids or cochlear implants prescribed to the children.
- To encourage the children by training for listening, language, speaking and cognition to initiate standard communication.
- To support parents by training them for speech and language.
How SLT Helps?
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.