There are many people, young and old, who suffer from speech impediments. Some of them are due to brain trauma, some are psychological blocks and others are due to physical illness. Whatever the case, speech therapy has been proven to help.
I know, you are now thinking, who has the time? You probably live an hour's commute from work and get home everyday just in time to watch TV and forget about work for an hour before bed. But when you are at work, maybe you stutter in front of your boss. Maybe you even avoid saying certain words as you know that those syllables are too difficult for you to pronounce. Maybe you try not to talk at all when you are at work. But this is not the way to live your life. It is time to sit down with a therapist and learn healthy habits.
Recently it has become apparent that speech therapy can be conducted remotely. Whether you are looking for personal help or help for a loved one, there are no more excuses about lack of time and the expense of travel.
In fact, speech therapy has always been about audio information and, arguably, in-person sessions were never a real necessity.
So what can you expect from speech therapy sessions? During speech therapy sessions one can learn to uncover differences in tone and accent and become more self - aware of any language deficiencies. Practicing correct pronunciation and tongue exercises can build up muscle strength and skill needed to get past any lisps or stutters. What is often needed is a little attention and a safe environment to become comfortable with speech.
Teletherapy is a growing field and everyone can participate, whether you are a therapist or someone in need of therapy. To learn more about this and related topics, visit the Healthcare section of our blog.
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