Communication abilities are essential for living a normal and happy life. It is a basic ability that children learn gradually from their family and surroundings as they grow up. But unfortunately, some children fail to gain this ability on their own and this can happen due to various reasons. Communication problems are not uncommon in children and these issues can be treated successfully through Speech and Language Therapy.Hope AMCoffers Speech and Language Therapy in Dubai for all children of different age groups.
Improve the Communication Skills of Your Child with Speech Therapy in Dubai
Improving communication skills is the main objective of Speech and Language Therapy. Different proven and effective techniques are used during the therapy sessions, such as language intervention activities, articulation therapy, PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and many more approaches and tools are incorporated in Speech Therapy in Dubai offered by Hope AMC.
Speech disorders can be a condition arising due to different other medical conditions like cerebral Palsy, Developmental Language Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, language delay, pragmatic language disorder, speech sound delay or disorder, chromosomal or genetic disorders, hearing impairment, stammering, Global Developmental Delay, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dysarthria, Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMC), traumatic brain injuries, and many more.
Let’s Discuss Some Important Speech and Language Therapy Approaches
- Prompt Speech Therapy – It is an effective tactile-kinesthetic (touch and feel) approach to improve speech clarity in children. In this therapy, the speech and language therapists use touch cues on the children’s faces like on the lips, jaw, tongue, vocal folds, etc., to guide these articulators to move in the correct way to form different words. Prompt Speech Therapy is conducted at Hope AMC by PROMPT-trained experienced therapists. This therapy works well with children, who are having speech difficulties, articulation problems, motor speech disorders, apraxia, dyspraxia, aphasia, brain injuries, ASD, cerebral palsy, pervasive developmental disorders, etc.
During this therapy, children are often motivated to use words repetitively through fun games and activities. The SLPs use some specific words to target the particular motor pattern of each child as per his/her needs. Parents and family members of children are also encouraged to help them practice their newly acquired skills at home that can prove to be beneficial for the little ones.
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication – In this technique, different high-tech devices and tools are used to help children express their ideas and thoughts. AAC can incorporate both aided systems like using iPads, pictures on boards, etc., and unaided systems like gestures, body language, sign language, facial expressions, etc.
So, if your child is suffering from communication disorders and difficulties, you can get in touch with the pediatric Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) of Hope AMC.