Speech Therapy does not deal exclusively with pronunciation defects. It also helps in cases of various communication barriers that often interfere with the intellectual, social and emotional development of children of all ages. It also provides treatment for children who stutter, whose hearing is impaired, who are autistic, dyslexics, children with intellectual disabilities, or with various neurological disorders.
A speech therapist specializing in early speech therapy is a specialist in the prevention and early support of speech development in premature infants and children with known developmental disorders and genetic defects. The speech therapist helps children with developmental, neonatal and pre-school developmental deficits.
Range of assistance and therapy
a high risk pregnancy and childbirth
developmental defects of the nervous system (herniated spinal hernias, hernias, congenital hydrocephalus)
metabolic diseases of the nervous system
locomotor coordination disorders of central origin
a microbrain disfunction syndrome
chromosome aberration syndromes
permanent disfunction of the locomotor apparatus (including cerebral palsy, myopathy, neuromuscular junction, traumatic and CNS infiltrates)
sensory integration disorders
abnormal psychomotor development
innate developmental defects of many systems