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Communication-Speech Language Therapy / Speech and Hearing (Individual / Group)

EARLY INDENTIFICATION

There are many misbeliefs in speech and language development of children.  Some children may begin to talk the very first year of their life; however, some do not talk until they get into preschool.  Without realizing their children might be at risk for speech/language development, many parents choose to wait.  Therefore, a lot of children are not able to get proper assessment and treatment until their speech and language are significantly delayed.  Unfortunately, the delays in speech/language development will eventually affect the other areas of development of the children.

Many people falsely believe that speech-language treatment cannot and should not begin until a child begins to talk.  Yet research has shown that children know a great deal about their language even before the first word is said.  For example, they can distinguish between their native language and a foreign language, use different nonverbal utterances to express different needs, and imitate different patterns of speech through babbling.

Therefore, early identification of a child’s delay in speech, language, and development is very crucial.  Through appropriate speech-language therapy, children will improve their speech and language skills, and thus enhance their communication performances. 

WHAT IS SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST?

Speech-language pathologists are specialists in communication disorders.  They assess, diagnose, and develop individualized programs to maximize the communication potential of the people under their care.  Their work covers a lot of area from providing direct therapy session to individual with speech and language delays/disorders to collaborating with other professionals e.g. teachers and special educators in developing and implementing programs for the individuals.

SPEECH-AND-LANGUAGE ASSESSMENTS AND TREATMENTS

Speech and language assessments may be formal or informal, and include any combination of standardized tests, direct observation of play and interaction with caregivers; as well as reports from parent, teacher, or physician; and collections and detailed analysis of speech and language samples.

MCDA provides speech and language assessments for children with communication, speech, language, learning and behavioral difficulties.  For example, children with:

SERVICE SCOPE

MCDA believes that many children benefit from early intervention and we primarily provide services for children from 1 1/2 to 12 years of age.

SPEECH THERAPY SERVICES AT MCDA

MCDA is working to provide a full range of child development services, including:

TRAINING AND AWARENESS