What Are The Benefits Of Online Speech Therapy?
Updated: Feb 16
A speech therapist can assist people with a wide range of challenges. People of all ages can benefit from speech therapy as well. If you're unaware of some of the benefits of speech therapy, read on to learn more.
Who Can Benefit From a Virtual Speech Therapy Session?
Many people can benefit from virtual speech therapy sessions. Our team supports clients of all ages with a wide variety of challenges. We work with children who are not speaking yet or having difficulty speaking clearly, children with social or literacy challenges, parents who want to know more about how to help their child speak, adults who have articulation differences or stutters, people wanting to improve their accent in a second language and adults who have speech or language difficulties either persisting from childhood or acquired after an injury or stroke. If you or someone you love is having challenges with their speech, language or communication skills our team would be happy to discuss how we can help.
How Do Speech and Language Difficulties Affect A Person's Everyday Life?
Because we communicate all day long, challenges with speech and language can affect all aspects of a person’s life. Speech and language difficulties can have an impact when speaking to the cashier at the grocery store, answering a question in class, asking for a snack, connecting socially, and many other ways in our day to day life.
How Can Speech Therapy Improve A Person's Everyday Life?
Speech therapy can help individuals to engage more confidently in their daily interactions. Much like challenges with speech and language can lead to challenges with communication in a multitude of ways, so too can working on those challenges help improve many aspects of communication.
Does Speech Therapy Actually Work?
Absolutely! Our team establishes goals with our clients and we ensure that progress is measurable by checking in regularly on progress with our clients. We use evidence-based practice principles to help our clients in the areas that are most important to them and update goals regularly to reflect progress.
How Long Does It Take For Speech Therapy To Work?
That depends on the individual client. Some clients see progress right away and some take a little longer to notice the effects. The more clients practice the strategies seen in sessions the faster their progress will be, which is why we always provide suggestions for what to work on at home. Some speech therapy sessions are covered by insurance as well.
What Age Is Best For Speech Therapy?
We work with clients of all ages! If you have concerns about your child’s speech or language skills it’s often best to start early with an assessment to determine whether they would benefit from early intervention to help them establish the building blocks for more successful communication.
What Is The Role Of A Speech Therapist?
A speech therapist works with clients, their families and other members of the care team to identify speech and language-based challenges and help clients to communicate more effectively.
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us and speak to one of our certified speech pathologists.