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Beyond Words

Pediatric Therapy Services

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Language:

Synopsis of Language: This involves the acquisition of spoken and written language skills, which includes the ability to: Listen, Process, Speak, Read, Write, and Socialize!!  Our therapists are able to target all areas of language that will allow your child to develop appropriate communication skills to succeed in life.

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  • Pre-/ParaLinguistic communication skills are developed through various non-verbal activities.  

  • Phonology is important to the development of language because it relates to the ability to identify and discriminate between phonemes while listening.

  • Syntax means the ability to understand and use proper sentence structure.

  • Semantics is your vocabulary knowledge which is naturally acquired early on in language development, simultaneously with other areas of language.

  • Literacy is tightly connected with the ability to develop language skills. Phonological Awareness breaks down early reading skills into categories that are specifically targeted to help children learn to read.

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Areas Addressed in Language Therapy:

•Developmental Language Delay: The cause is typically unknown, but there are many factors that could lead to a child having difficulty reaching their developmental milestones, including, but not limited to: medical diagnoses, lack of environmental opportunities, sibling order, chronic ear infections, hearing loss, etc.

•Receptive and Expressive Language Delay or Disorder:  Multi-faceted area involving various aspects:

• Pragmatic Language Disorder: When children have difficulty socializing, making friends, or exhibiting appropriate "behaviors" they may have a Pragmatic Language deficit. There are 3 major areas that are considered when determining if a child has deficits in the area of Pragmatic Language.

• Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Augmentative and alternative Communication (AAC) includes any and all forms of communication, other than oral speech, that are used to express wants, needs, thoughts, and ideas. Naturally, a human being is able to provide AAC in their everyday communication using facial expressions, gestures, writing, and body language; in conjunction with their oral expressive communication.

 

Every person has the right to express themselves, socialize, and interact without relying on another person; AAC does this, allowing those who cannot communicate verbally the ability to communicate independently.

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