Language and speech patterns develop over time based on what a child hears. When children have hearing loss, it can be difficult for them to learn the patterns and rules of spoken language. Hearing aids and cochlear implants can make it possible for children to hear the sounds of speech, allowing them to develop speech and language.
Carle ECHO speech language pathologists offer:
- Diagnostic assessments to determine areas in speech, language and listening development that may benefit from therapy
- Diagnostic therapy to assess how well the child is benefiting from his or her hearing aid
- Speech, language and listening therapy to target areas of delay
- Consultation to ensure the child continues to develop communication and academic skills at school to their full potential