The Speech-language therapists at Therapyworx are qualified to treat infants, toddlers, children and adolescents with a variety of conditions that affect oral motor development, feeding, speech production, and the ability to express thoughts, needs and wants, the understanding of language and aspects of academic learning. Communication is a broad concept that encompasses all means by which we send and receive information and is a complex higher cognitive process.
Humans are typically born pre-wired for communication and communication extends far past spoken words. Due to our social nature, difficulties with producing or understanding spoken language can have a significant impact on many other areas of a child’s life and can cause social, emotional or academic difficulties later in life. During the childhood years, the brain develops significantly and communication skills develop best in a world that is rich with sounds, sights, and consistent exposure to the speech and language of others. If this process is interrupted causing delayed skill development it can cause significant frustration for a child, affecting the way in which they interact with their surroundings, as well as for their parents and families. Identifying and treating any speech and language issues can help to prevent or lessen the impact on later academic skills and behaviour.
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