"Communicate without limits".The speech therapist is the professional who treats and corrects the disorders that affect the voice, the pronunciation and the oral and written language. Its scope of action is not limited to children. As an adult, the speech therapist can help you if you lose your voice easily, have persistent hoarseness, discomfort when swallowing, difficulty speaking early in the morning or if talking generates much fatigue. If you find that your child has difficulty communicating, has rhythm disturbances when speaking or suspects that may have dyslexia, contact us so that our speech-language pathologist can evaluate your case.
Does the speech therapist only work with children?
As an adult, the speech therapist can help you if you lose your voice easily, have persistent hoarseness, discomfort when swallowing, difficulty speaking early in the morning or if talking generates much fatigue.
How do I know if my child has dyslexia?
Dyslexia is much more complex than “confusing letters when reading”. In fact, dyslexia is also shown in your child’s personality.
Is it extremely disordered or, on the contrary, compulsively ordered? Perfectionist? Very sensible? Does he/she have sudden mood swings? Is he/she curious and very creative? All of these can be symptoms of your dyslexia as well.
In addition, pay attention to these signs:
- When your child reads: confuses letters, changes syllables, replaces words, reads but does not understand, adds letters or words where there are not …
- When your child writes: change place of letters, omit them, add them, do not understand their writing, commit many spelling mistakes, pick up the pencil in a different way …
- When your son calculates: does he have difficulty controlling the time, difficulty handling the clock, or accounting with money ??…
- When your child coordinates: Does he/she have difficulty to tie the buttons, cut the steak, ride a bike, skate … or confuse up and down, right and left …??
- When your child memorizes: Does he/she have a hard time remembering what learned the day before, is he/she easily distracted by sounds, learns better when taught using graphs, images or icons, or is it harder when it comes to texts.
At what age is it recommended to start working with a speech-language pathologist?
Here are some simple guidelines to detect it depending on age:
- If at 2 years or 2 and a half years the speech of your child is almost non-existent or unintelligible.
- If at 3 years is not able to create simple sentences and only communicates through gestures or monosyllables.
- If at 5 he has a little elaborate language and has difficulty expressing his ideas.
- If from the age of 5 years there are errors such as lisping, not pronouncing mistakes …
- If you detect alterations in rhythm with repetitions of syllables, lack of fluency or abrupt interruptions.