A communication problem is a difficulty in expressing or receiving a message effectively, or a combination of both. A child may have an expressive communication problem, where they have difficulty expressing a message. Expressive communication includes, written, verbal and non-verbal (body language) forms of communication. A child may have a difficulty in one or all forms of communication. A receptive communication problem is where a child has a difficulty in understanding a message, which can include verbal, written and non-verbal communication.
A child may have an expressive, receptive or mixed expressive-receptive communication problem. There are many different reasons for these difficulties and symptoms can range from mild to severe.
Type of communication problems we treat
Different types of communication problems we treat at speech and language therapy include:
- Expressive problems
- Receptive problems
- Processing problems
- Comprehension problems
- Production problems
- Specific language impairment
Speech and language therapy can help and support children with communication problems. Speech and language therapy helps by providing different techniques to overcome and / deal with the effects of a communication problem. The speech and language therapist will provide individualised treatment plans to suit the child's specific needs and abilities.
If you would like any more information on the benefits of speech and language therapy for communication problems, or would like to book an appointment with one of our speech and language therapists please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0330 0885 643.
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