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Speech and Language Therapy for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

People with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder will commonly have problems and delays in their speech, language and communication. Speech and language therapy is highly beneficial in improving, supporting and developing any speech, language or communication difficulties.

Common difficulties that speech and language therapists can help with for individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder include:

  • Social communication problems
  • Problems with social understanding
  • Problems with attention and listening skills
  • Literal language - difficulty with metaphors or sarcasm
  • Expressive language (verbal and written)
  • Understanding of language
  • Non-verbal communication including facial expression, gestures
SLT intervention with two children - interactive session

SLT intervention with two children - interactive session

The speech and language therapists will carry out an initial assessment which will evaluate and identify the type and severity of the difficulties the indivi