Speech Therapy integrates all aspects of speech and language development, including receptive and expressive language, articulation, respiration, and fluency.
Cognitive components such as problem solving and reasoning are also addressed through speech therapy sessions. Other aspects of treatment may include the development and training of alternative and augmentative communication, oral motor abilities, swallowing, and feeding skills.
Cognitive skill development involves the progressive building of learning skills, such as attending, memory and thinking.
These crucial skills enable children to process the sensory information they experience and eventually learn to evaluate, analyze, remember, make comparisons and understand cause and effect. Most cognitive skills are learned. That means thinking and learning skills can be improved with practice and the right training. In children this includes the ways they solve problems and learn.