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Speech and Language Therapy for Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

Speech and Language Therapists assess and treat speech, language and communication difficulties in children with Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. Children with Childhood Disintegrative Disorder will need to relearn language skills that have been lost. However, it is not always possible for individuals with Childhood Disintegrative Disorder to regain their lost speech and language skills, in this instance the Speech and Language Therapist will work on maintaining and developing the child's current levels of communication.

The speech and language therapist will carry out a detailed assessment of the child's speech, language and communication skills to determine the type and severity of speech, language and communication difficulties the child has. An initial assessment will also help to determine what type of treatment will be appropriate for the child.

Speech and language therapy can provide a variety of treatment approaches for individuals with Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, the type of treatment chosen will vary for each individual child. Each treatment plan will be tailored to the specific need and abilities of the child and will also be strongly inf