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Basic Approach: Phase Two: Treatment Plan

A treatment, or therapy, plan is written as part of the formal report. The plan is based on your child’s speech and/or language profile and the areas of need.

Treatment programs are often complex, depending on diagnoses and needs. The complexity arises from the need to build on the patient’s current ability and their potential to develop needed skills for the future. These factors vary greatly from person to person and case to case.

The speech and language we take for granted every day is actually a fantastic web of elements that involve the brain, nerves, lungs, throat, vocal cords, palate, nose, jaw, tongue, teeth and lips all working in wondrous coordination with each other and within split second timing. The physical elements of speech must be in sync with the thinking/processing parts of the brain so that our ideas can be voiced, or communicated, and come to fruition through the coordination of this well-developed system.

The clinical strategies used to remediate Speech and Language issues can be as diverse as the different types of issues that are possible. More often than not, more than one issue presents itself to the diagnostician and therapist. Treatment plans are there often multi-leveled and dynamic to be effective. The student progresses from one level to the next.

The treatment plan is a working plan in motion. Goals and objectives are reviewed and updated or revised as is appropriate for the child’s growth and development. Strategies to approach treatment goals, as well as the goals/objectives themselves, are updated depending on your child’s responsiveness and need support as it changes across time, and on their increased independence as new skills emerge. 

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