Speech and Language Therapy Services

Our individual sessions consist of 50 minutes of direct services and 10 minutes of feedback with the parents/client. A speech and language therapy program is determined by the specific speech and language difficulties that a child is demonstrating.

 

 

Language intervention activities

In these exercises a speech therapist will interact with a child by playing and talking. The therapist may use pictures, books, objects, or ongoing events to stimulate language development. The therapist may also model correct pronunciation and use repetition exercises to build speech and language skills. Language activities are based around what motivates a child. If a child is motivated, then he or she is more likely to use language. Activities may involve motor movements to stimulate language development. The more a child’s motor system is active the more active their language system will be.

Articulation therapy

Articulation, or sound production, exercises involve having the therapist model correct sounds and syllables for a child, often during play and motor activities. The level of play is age-appropriate and related to the child’s specific needs. The speech therapist will physically show the child how to make certain sounds and may demonstrate how to move the tongue to produce specific sounds.

Oral motor/feeding therapy

The speech therapist will use a variety of oral exercises, including facial massage and various tongue, lip, and jaw exercises, to strengthen the muscles of the mouth. The speech therapist may also work with different food textures and temperatures to increase a child’s oral awareness during eating and swallowing.

Appointments can be arranged in our Dundalk or Dublin location