Speech therapy: What it is and how it helps with language challenges

Speech therapy can help with communication skills, including spoken and written language. It can even help with reading. Learn more about this treatment, and how to request it for your child.

Speech therapy is a treatment that can help improve communication skills. It’s sometimes called speech-language therapy.

Many people think that speech therapy is only for kids with speech disorders that affect pronunciation. But it can also target problems with:

  • Receptive language (understanding language)

  • Expressive language (using language)

  • Social communication (using language in socially appropriate ways)

  • Reading and spelling (including )

Here’s more about speech therapy and how it can help kids with language challenges.

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