I have seen the amazing results that speech therapy delivers for children. I see children gaining confidence in their reading ability as their reading levels climb and they begin to enjoy reading. I see children gaining confidence to speak up in class as they become more intelligible when producing their sounds. I see adolescents feeling they can form stronger friendships as they sharpen their social skills. I see children managing their own stutters and educating their peers on the facts about stuttering. Often in my career I am asked by parents when they should start therapy for their children who are struggling with articulation, stuttering, reading, language and social communication. And the answer, based on the results I have experienced, is almost always, the earlier the better.
Ashley Small Offers Speech Therapy Solutions
Speech is a near-universal form of communication that allows individuals to connect with one another. But what about those who struggle verbalizing their thoughts? While many young children require speech therapy, older adults with certain conditions can also develop speech challenges. Luckily, there are exceptional speech therapists that can help clients of all ages articulate their feelings, form stronger interpersonal relationships, develop positive self-esteem and become lifelong learners. Ashley Small is one such fine example.
Speech-Language Therapy From Your Home
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial to continue a regular routine for your kids. Many children rely on speech therapy to help them academically and socially, so it is key to continue their speech therapy and not disrupt their normal schedule. This is why virtual speech therapy is the perfect way for your child to continue targeting their speech therapy goals.
The Role of Speech Therapy
I first heard from John in early 2019. He told me his dad, Eric, had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and the family was very worried about his future. John was concerned with his dad’s speech, which was becoming quieter and quieter. He wanted to know if there was anything I could do, and I was determined to help!
The first step was a visit to an ENT to confirm there were no other causes for the changes in voice and speech. John later confirmed we were cleared by the ENT to start treatment.