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Speech And Language Pathology

  At Blossom Behavioral Wellness Center, we know the importance of communication. Speech and language therapies are used to assist with disorders and diagnoses related to speech, language, swallowing, and fluency. These activities can include talking, playing with others, using books and toys, and more ideas to help language development. And the evidence-based strategies are incredibly effective. Even more, they have a multitude of benefits for your child. Here are five benefits of speech and language pathology.

Improves Verbal Communication Skills

 The first and most obvious benefit is that speech and language pathology improves communication skills. Using communication skills is how we navigate our world. Speech therapy meets the child where they are in their journey to help them progress. By using sound repetition, imitation, and coordination activities your child will learn to express themselves more easily in a fun, effective way. 

Enhances Social Skills

By interacting with others during speech therapy, children can learn to more easily understand facial expressions, body language, maintain eye contact, and more. Moreover, working on these skills allows them to have a better, more fulfilling time in social interactions. Practicing with others will give your child experience communicating and socializing and help prepare them for practical, everyday situations.

Boosts Confidence And Helps Fight Anxiety

Speech problems, such as stuttering, can make a child feel alienated and alone. This can lead to self-esteem issues, lack of confidence, and trouble relating to others. By improving communication skills through speech therapy, your child will gain confidence and feel less anxious about expressing themselves.

Helps Identify Non-Verbal Cues

Communication is more than just speech. It also includes non-verbal cues. Body language and facial expressions can be especially difficult for children with speech and language disorders. Speech therapy works to help recognize these social cues and make them easier to understand. 

 Improved Swallowing

Finally, speech therapy also helps improve swallowing function to make it easier and safer. Exercises for oral muscles are especially effective in this area. This can also work for sensitivity to textures and taste. 

Your Kids & Our Staff Love It Here

 Blossom Behavioral Wellness Center is here to help your children blossom and integrate them back into society in a fun, healthy, and effective way. When you walk through our doors you’ll see our gym with kids playing, socializing, and growing together. Our warm, welcoming environment is loved by kids and staff alike. Ready to help your child blossom? Contact us today!

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