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1.3. Describe the functions of external agencies with whom your work setting or service interacts for childcare.
You would go to them for support if: • difficulty producing and using speech • difficulty understanding language • difficulty using language • difficulty with feeding, [ chewing or swallowing • a stammer • a voice problem They also support people who suffer with: • stroke • learning disability • physical disability • neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease • cancer of the mouth and throat • head injury • hearing loss and deafness • cleft palate • dementia • psychiatric disorders What they do: The role of a speech and language therapist (SLT) is to assess and treat speech,
language and communication problems in people of all ages to enable them to communicate to the best of their ability. They may also work with people who have eating and swallowing problems. Using specialised skills you will work directly with the client and provide support to them and their carers. As a speech and language therapist you will also work closely with teachers and health professionals including doctors, nurses and psychologists. How they can help a child: In speech-language therapy, an SLT will work with a child one-on-one, in a small group, or directly in a classroom to overcome difficulties involved with a specific disorder. Therapists use a variety of strategies, including: • Language intervention activities • Articulation therapy • Oral-motor/feeding and swallowing therapy Activities they would do with a child: • Language intervention activities: The SLT will interact with a child by playing and talking, using pictures, books, objects, or ongoing events to stimulate language development. The therapist may also model correct pronunciation and use repetition exercises to build speech and language skills. • Articulation therapy: Articulation, or sound production,... ]
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