It would be too simplistic to define what speech pathologists do as “helping children with their speech”. Whilst it might suffice as a generic answer, if you want to know some of the specific ways a speech pathologist benefits children then you need to dig a lot deeper.
Thankfully, we have saved you that time and effort, as we have already researched this. Now, we could proceed by using some of the terminology related to speech therapy, and the speech therapy goals that a speech pathologist will have for those children under their care. That would mean using terms such as expressive language skills, receptive language, and articulation skills but for most parents, all of that sounds like jargon and means little to them.
What most parents want to know is how a speech pathologist will enhance the development and childhood of their child. They may also be hoping that some of the work that the speech pathologist does will also benefit them indirectly, and the good news is that it will. So, outlined below are ten ways in which a speech pathologist can support your child’s development if that child is having speech and language difficulties.