If your child has trouble pronouncing some sounds and is difficult to understand at times, this might be for you. For example, if your child is saying "wabbit" for "rabbit" or "thit" for "sit" this would be considered an articulation disorder for some ages. A Speech Therapist would be able to tell you if this is normal for your child's age or not. Keep reading to find out more about Speech Sound Disorders and how Speech therapy can help.
Does your child have trouble getting their thoughts across either verbally or in writing? Receptive Language involves understanding what people are saying as well as what is written in text. Expressive language involves using words and sentences to communicate both orally and in writing. Doing all of these things in a socially appropriate way is called social or pragmatic language.Speech therapy can help your child communicate successfully in each of these areas.
Children who struggle with social language might have difficulty with turn taking, eye contact, personal space, and adjusting these things to match the social situation or context . Pragmatic language disorders can occur alone, in combination with expressive/receptive language disorders, or may be present with other diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
In this new phase of our society where we are more conscious than ever about our health and safety, speech therapy sessions online is just one solution that may be right for you and your family.
When speech therapy is provided over a video conferencing tool, it is called Teletherapy. You can stay rest assured that your child is completely safe AND still receiving the speech therapy your child needs and deserves.
In our Online Speech Room via Zoom, we have everything your child needs to not just meet their goals but excel! Research even shows online sessions are effective for toddlers.
“If you are a dreamer, come in...a wisher, hoper, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...If you're a pretender come sit by my fire, For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.Come in!Come in!”― Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends
Liz Vanderbrouk, the founder of The Speech Therapist Switzerland, is originally from the state of Texas in the United States of America but is now living in Zurich with her husband and two dogs (who would be happy to attend therapy sessions if wanted!). Liz has over ten years of teaching and classroom experience, including working with both monolingual and multi-lingual students.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from the University of Texas as well as a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders (that's the fancy term for Speech Language Pathology) from the University of Houston.