Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) often conduct initial evaluations to determine the nature of the patient's communication issue and the most appropriate course of treatment before beginning speech therapy.
Children's speech therapy
Depending on your child's speech issue severity, they may need to attend speech therapy in a classroom, small group, or even one-on-one. The speech therapy activities and exercises for your kid will be tailored to their specific condition, age, and requirements. For example, children's speech therapists (SLPs) may do the following during sessions:
As a language intervention, chatting and playing with books, images, and other things may help children learn to speak.
In order to teach a young kid how to make a specific sound, it can be helpful to practice that sound for them during developmentally appropriate play.
Offer the kid and their caretaker some homework on how to undertake speech therapy at home and tips on accomplishing it.
Adult speech therapy
Even in adulthood, the first step of speech therapy is an evaluation to identify specific problems and establish the most effective course of action. In addition, practicing speech therapy activities as an adult may improve your articulation, vocabulary, and thought process.
If an accident or medical condition, such as Parkinson's disease or oral cancer, has disrupted swallowing function, therapy may entail retraining of this function. Possible activities include:
Improving one's capacity for logical and rational discourse via problem-solving, memorization, and organizational skills exercises.
Strategies for enhancing speaking abilities in interpersonal interactions.
Resonance breathing exercises.
Increasing oral muscle strength through exercises.