It’s International Read to Me Day! Our speech therapists know that reading to your kids early and often helps them make tremendous speech & language strides.
The Cuyahoga County Library has TONS of great recommendations for amazing children’s books. Repetitive picture books are great for young children. Find one that captures your child’s interest, settle in for a snuggle, and get reading!
Social communication is the way we use language in social contexts, encompassing social interaction, social cognition, pragmatics and language processing. Our Brecksville speech therapists recognize that while many of us take the “rules” of these exchanges for granted, they can be tough for children with developmental delays, disabilities, and other challenges.
Most language is social. Social communication skills include the ability to:
- Vary one’s speech style.
- Recognize the perspective of others.
- Understand – and appropriately use – rules for verbal/non-verbal communication.
- Use the structural elements of language.
There is a fairly broad range of norms accepted across cultures, families and between individuals for social communication, but these skills are critical for effective back-and-forth conversations in a social situation. When a child struggles with verbal and non-verbal communication for social purposes, this may be diagnosed as social communication disorder.
Our Brecksville speech therapists are skilled at treating kids with aphasia, a speech-language disorder that adversely affects a child’s ability to communicate. A child with aphasia can experience numerous speech-language difficulties, such as understanding what’s being said, coming up with the right words to use, or saying words in the correct order.
As experienced speech-language pathologists, we help treat aphasia by evaluating the condition, determining the exact type, and providing consistent treatment over months and years.