Speech and Language Therapy

FAQ's

What is a speech language pathology/therapy?
  • Speech therapy is an intervention service that focuses on improving a child's speech and abilities to understand and express language, including nonverbal language. Speech therapists, or speech and language pathologists (SLPs), are the professionals who provide these services .
  • SLPs assess and treat speech, language and communication problems to help children learn to speak more clearly. This helps them feel more confident and less frustrated about speaking to others. Children who have language issues can benefit socially, emotionally and academically from speech therapy.
  • SLPs also treat and develop personalized plans to support people who have eating and swallowing problems.
How will therapy help reach those goals?

For each child, speech therapy may take place in a small group, or one-on-one therapy, depending on the speech disorder. Speech therapy exercises and activities vary depending on your child’s disorder, age, and needs. During speech therapy for children, the SLP may:

  • interact through talking and playing, and using books, pictures other objects as part of language intervention to help stimulate language development
  • model correct sounds and syllables for a child during age-appropriate play to teach the child how to make certain sounds
  • provide strategies and home program for the child and parent or caregiver on how to do speech therapy at home
What can each of us do to help?

The role of the parent or caregivers is very important for the improvement. Our therapists has many resources available if you’re looking to try speech therapy exercises at home, including:

  • speech therapy apps
  • language development games and toys, such as flip cards and flash cards
  • workbooks
  • Printable worksheets
How should I prepare my self/ my child for the assessment appointment?
  • If possible, send any documents or paperwork to the clinic before the evaluation: This includes any reports you might have from previous therapies (e.g. Early Intervention, school IEP’s, etc.) Sending paperwork ahead of time gives your therapist more time to learn about your child and plan the evaluation session
  • Arrive a few minutes early, this will ensure that you have enough time to submit the form, and calmly transition your child into the clinic.
  • Talk to your child about the assessment ahead of time, Talk to them about where they will be going, and what will happen. Use positive and upbeat language to put your child at ease. Reassure your child that you will be there waiting for them, and can’t wait to hear all about what they did!
If we have additional questions, how can we contact you?

Our therapists will be very happy to answer your questions by contacting us by:

Phone: (+965) 2225 7238

Email: info@fshnkuwait.org

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