Social language goals are integrated into our learning activities. Eye contact, greetings, verbal turn-taking, understanding and using gestures are all key components of social language learning.
A child can experience a delay in expressive or receptive language. An expressive language disorder often presents as a child not being able to come up with the right words to express themselves due to small vocabularies and marked difficulty with combining words. If a child has a receptive language disorder, he or she may have difficulty following directions and comprehending verbal information. Regardless of the type of delay or its severity, early and intensive intervention results in the greatest gains.
At A Sound Beginning, expressive and receptive language therapy is individually designed to target the child’s needs using fun and engaging activities. By incorporating books, toys, arts and crafts, and hands-on play our speech-language pathologists help the child develop typical language skills. However, language development is not confined to the therapy room. Since children are constantly learning about the world around them, the professionals at A Sound Beginning believe in a family-centered approach that teaches parents how to support language development in their child’s everyday activities.
In addition to expressive and receptive language, a child’s social language skills may not always develop naturally. For these children, our professionals incorporate social skills such as eye contact, turn-taking, greetings, and understanding and using gestures into language therapy.