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Speech Therapy for Toddlers

By Brandi Jones, MSN-ED RN-BC | Published on February 25, 2022



What Is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapy is a treatment that helps a person speak or communicate more effectively. It is performed by specially trained speech and language pathologists (SLPs) or speech therapists.1 They help their patients better understand others, pronounce words clearly, or put words together.


There are different types of speech therapy and their use will depend on the age of the child and what they are experiencing. For example, therapy practices vary for children with apraxia (difficulty pronouncing different syllables), stuttering, aphasia (difficulty speaking due to damage to the brain), and difficulty swallowing, and for late talkers.


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