There are many benefits of speech therapy for children with communications difficulties or swallowing disorders. Speech therapy helps to exercise the muscles involved with speech in order to strengthen the child’s ability to speak coherently. It helps the child properly express themselves, their feelings, and ideas.
This in turn gives the child the ability to communicate and bond with their peers, creating a sense of belonging, and identity. This sense of belonging and identity also gives rise to a greater sense of self-esteem, which increases the child’s confidence, and helps them to think and act more independently.
Speech therapy also helps
- Improve the child’s vocal quality
- Develops their social skills
- Improves their quality of life
It is most critical to be able to provide speech therapy to children between birth and three years old, the period where their brain is maturing and their capacity to learn is rapidly increasing.
As a Speech Therapist Assistant, you will be able to assist people with speech, swallowing, language and communications problems. Communication disorders may include difficulties in speech, language, voice and reading. Swallowing disorders may result from medical conditions such as stroke, cancer or respiratory diseases.
Join us for our Professional Certificate in Speech Therapy Assistant programme.
This 6-months* part-time Professional Certificate in Speech Therapy Assistant (PCSTA) programme is designed to train potential Speech Therapy Assistants to support children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders or ailments.
You will gain the tools to assist in the assessment, screening and treatment of communication and speech disorders to help affected children and adults gain their independence and improve the quality of their lives.
Understanding Articulation and Phonological Disorders
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
- Communication Disorders
- Articulation Disorders
- Phonological Disorders
- Motor Speech Disorders
- Emotional and Social Effects
Working with Articulation and Phonological Disorders
- Assessment and Screening
- Treatment of Oral-Structural and Functional Disorders
- Treatment of Phonological Disorders
- Treatment of Articulation Disorders
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