Learning language is complicated. The environment, opportunity for development of attention, intelligence, audiology, oral structure and nervous system will all contribute to the development of communication skills. Children with intellectual disability are limited by their cognitive and physical functions and their communication skills will also be affected.
Our speech therapists provide services to our students for enhancing students’ communication skills.
To enhance students’ overall communication skills and oral-motor skills
To enhance staffs' and parents’ communication skills with students and the understanding of speech therapy
To provide training strategies for parents and staffs
Speech and Language Training:
Students’ communication skills will be assessed, including “receptive and expressive language skills”, “pre-linguistic skills”, “articulation”, “voice”, “fluency”, “oral-motor skills”, “swallowing” etc.
According to students’ abilities and needs, specific therapy is targeted. Individual or group training and collaborative teaching between speech therapists and teachers are arranged. Homework and parents’ training are also given.
School activities are organized, in order to increase the opportunity of generalization and motivation in communication.
Educational talks and workshops are organized, to strengthen parents’ and teachers’ understanding of students’ communication and swallowing skills, and suggest suitable training strategies.
Collaboration with teachers, to give advice when needed, in order to increase the communication opportunities for students in different situations.
Provide parent support. Provide suggestions when parents face communication breakdown with students.