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LITERACY AND LANGUAGE DIFFICULTIES IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

Speech Therapy for Children

Speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) play a significant role assessing and treating language difficulties in school-aged children. A child’s knowledge of language is necessary to support school and social success.

If your child is experiencing a language disorder they may have difficulty with:

  • Learning new words
  • Understanding questions or instructions
  • Remembering story plots and details
  • Explaining their ideas or academic concepts
  • Telling a story
  • Forming grammatical sentences
  • Matching sounds to letters
  • Reading
  • Writing and Spelling

How Can a Speech-Language Pathologist Help?

An S-LP plays a very important role in ensuring that your child reaches their potential for adequate school, home and social communication. An S-LP can assess your child’s language, reading and writing, and the cognitive skills underlying language skills, such as verbal memory (e.g. memory for instructional language).

S-LP therapy will support your child in:

  • Developing age-appropriate grammatical structures
  • Improving their ability to verbally explain ideas and stories
  • Improving their ability to understand words, instructions and stories
  • Developing age-appropriate reading and writing skills
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