Personally, I have had great success finding resources. Speaking from personal experience, my son suffered and we immediately sought out programs. Resources were found in many forms. With the help of his doctor, referrals were sent out. Intervention was done through Child Find in Florida. He was then put in a special pre school program at the age of 3 and received wonderful therapy for speech and language. Later behavior and play therapy was added to build confidence.A wonderful rehabilitation program named Niskers provided occupational therapy and speech and language therapy in Texas. Today he no longer requires therapy. His sister now receives 5
SPEECH/LANGUAGE DELAYSspeech and language therapy through the school. There is always help; the battle is getting through all the paperwork. It will happen, but the parent must remain persistent.Future approaches to the problemLanguage and speech therapy services for children have been framed with specific rehabilitative services with many assumptions and purposes to provide targeted therapy for the children (Law, Reilly, & Snow, 2013). First, there has to be an understanding of this impairment and how it has changed from the past. It is not the same as it presented itself twenty years ago. With that being stated, new therapy and recognition must be put in place. Second, there has been a vast change in social environment, and therefore it needs to be looked at in terms as how it affects children’s communication skills. The world is far more advanced and social media is more powerful. It must be understood that these children will have to evolve with all the advances. Different methodologies will have to be put to the test. Further testing will have to be conducted to formulate if the services being rendered are enough or do they put children at a disadvantage presently. Sometime a child can receive too much service and no progress will be made. It should be more precise and targeted towards the child. Another thing that is now ever popular and growing is the use of high tech technology. It will continue to evolve and there will be plenty of access to all types of technology programs in use for these impairments. They will later be able to be home based, which may be more comfortable for the child to learn and participate in therapy (Overton & Wren, 2014).How will this problem be addressed in the future?A strong desire for speech and language therapy has to be conceptualized. It must start to address the needs of each child struggling with such a delay. The professionals need to recognize and focus on the entire population ad not isolate certain groups. It should not be brushed off as 6
SPEECH/LANGUAGE DELAYSjust a delay but specifics will have to be established to provide better targeted care. More instruction will and should be provided for guardians to continue therapies. Let’s be realistic two 30-minute sessions a week may not solve the problem. Reinforcement and supplementation will be added in conjunction with an individualized plan for each child. Intervention in semantics is also on the rise. Studies show that better developed semantics can strengthen the child’s impairment and will be more effective in the long run. Professionals will assess independent
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