Speech And Language Pathology
Speech-language pathologists work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
Service includes the provision of guidance, diagnostic assessment, intervention, support and information for both clients and carers.
Following an initial assessment of an individualised programme of intervention is developed for each child.
Parents and significant others are involved in the care-process and they are helped in gaining the necessary skills to be able to support their child.
HOW WILL I BENEFIT?
Through appropriate activities, the child will be supported in improving communication.
Social skills are targeted with the use of technology, social stories and other various strategies and tools. The use of aided communication with these strategies to work on improving these social skills is important.
Helps improve literacy and reading skills, which are essential to be able to function well in a social environment.
Work on other communication strategies to aid communication such as gestures, sign language, approximations, vocalizations, and/or other means of communication.
WHO IS THIS SERVICE FOR?
Persons who need support to improve their communication.
Children who are non-verbal.
This service is offered as part of Inspire’s disability programmes.