Speech Therapy to
Help Your Child Express Himself Clearly
Can you not always understand
what your child is saying?
Does your child's teacher tell you
she has trouble understanding him?
Do you notice that your child is
not as talkative as other children his age?
Are you worried that he may have
a speech problem?
If so, your child may benefit from speech therapy.
Speech is the most powerful yet natural tool we possess.
But communication - listening, speaking, reading or writing - can be difficult for some people.
Communication problems affect all ages and may take many forms. Communication problems may have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences. Speech therapy can have a significant impact on a child's life - it can enhance her ability to communicate effectively and minimize the potential for difficulties later on.
The causes for speech and language difficulties are not always obvious. However, a speech language pathologist will probably be able to shed light on your particular issue and provide suggestions for improving your or your child's ability to speak more clearly and enhance your or your child's overall communication skills.
Speech language pathologists are trained professionals who can help people with communication problems. Speech language pathologists, also called speech therapists or speech language therapists, are specialists educated and trained to evaluate and treat persons with disorders that affect their speech, language, voice, fluency, cognition (thinking) and swallowing.
The speech language pathologists at Canto Speech Therapy can provide the 'Power of Speech' for yourself, your child, or your parent. Good communication skills enhance self esteem. Well developed communication skills last a lifetime.
What Should Your Child be Saying discusses the stages of language development from birth through five years of age. Most infants have an innate ability to learn to talk. They will learn and develop speech and language over the first five years of their life. Peruse this section to gain an understanding of the speech and language developmental stages and the amazing accomplishments your child will achieve as she learns to talk.
Provide ample opportunity for your child to talk! It is the best strategy for her to learn to speak. How to Talk to Your Baby offers suggestions and activities that you can easily do anywhere. It also provides examples of parents encouraging interactions and conversations with their child at a variety of ages.
Childhood Speech and Language Disorders describes some of the typical behaviors observed in children with speech-language delays or disorders. If you suspect that your child is having difficulty learning to speak, has difficulty talking, or you are worried that she may have a delay, discuss your concerns with a certified speech language pathologist.
Emergent Literacy Skills, also called pre-reading or pre-literacy skills, impact a child's ability to learn to read. Well formed speech and language skills, one of several pre-literacy skills, not only foster effective verbal communication, it facilitates learning to read. Gain an understanding of these skills outlined in the Emergent Literacy section, which also describes some activities to encourage the growth of these pre-reading skills in your child.
Parents raising children with more than one language often have concerns about the effects of Bilingualism on their child's ability to learn to speak one or both languages, and to learn to read and write. Bilingualism and its effects on language acquisition are discussed in this section. Suggestions and tips are offered to those families raising their children in bilingual and sometimes multilingual environments.
Accent Modification focuses on the improvement of English pronunciation for non-native English speakers. Visit this section to learn about the influences of non-English languages on the pronunciation and grammar in English. If you are a non-native speaker of English and would like to improve your accent in English, you might consider speech therapy to modify your accent in order to enhance your effectiveness when speaking English. Try the Free Online Screening to see of you might benefit from accent reduction training!
Adult Speech and Language Disorders can occur for a wide variety of reasons. Oral communication can be mildly or severely reduced. Reading and writing can also be impaired. Visit this section for a better understanding of stroke, brain injury, trauma, dementia or disease's effects on an adult's ability to listen and comprehend, talk, read and write. If you are concerned about a family member's ability to listen and comprehend, talk, read or write, first consult a physician, then perhaps a certified speech language pathologist.
Are you looking for a speech language pathologist? Canto Speech Therapy can diagnose your individual speech language problem, offer recommendations to enhance your communication and implement a specific treatment plan. We offer speech therapy online from wherever you might be in the world.Online Speech Therapy, also called tele-speech therapy, is speech language pathology services delivered in real-time at a distance through telecommunication. It is delivered globally, any time, to any place you might be in the world.
With Canto Online Speech Therapy, it’s
- easy to get connected
- comfortable in your home, school or work setting
- a viable solution if you cannot find a speech therapist locally
Contact Us for more information.
Portland, Oregon USA