Role of language and speech pathologist in language disorders

Children With Developmental Challenges 3(2+1)

Lesson 27 : Language Disorders

Role of language and speech pathologist in language disorders

The general education teacher should work with the speech-language pathologist to incorporate strategies to help the student generalize strategies mastered in speech therapy. This may include corrective measures, helping with speech and language exercises, and providing the student with immediate feedback when the speech-language pathologist is not present. The general education and special education teacher should both collaborate with the speech-language pathologist for interventions and teaching strategies.

Treatment will vary depending on the nature and severity of the problem, the age of the individual, and the individual's awareness of the problem. Speech-language pathologists select intervention approaches based on the highest quality of scientific evidence available in order to:

  • Help individuals with articulation disorders to learn how to say speech sounds correctly
  • Assist individuals with voice disorders to develop proper control of the vocal and respiratory systems for correct voice production
  • Assist individuals who stutter to increase their fluency
  • Help children with language disorders to improve language comprehension and production (e.g., grammar, vocabulary and conversation and story-telling skills)
  • Assist individuals with aphasia to improve comprehension of speech and reading and production of spoken and written language
  • Assist individuals with severe communication disorders with the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems, including speech-generating devices (SGDs)
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