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Speech and Language Therapy Treatment for Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Due to the range of symptoms seen in Pervasive Developmental Disorders, speech and language therapy treatment will vary greatly. Speech and language therapy will be tailored to the specific needs and abilities of the individual with Pervasive Developmental Disorder.

Speech and language therapy aims to support, develop and improve any speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulties an individual with Pervasive developmental Disorder may have.

An initial assessment carried out by the speech and language therapist will determine the type and severity of difficulties the individual has with their speech, language, communication and swallowing. Following an initial assessment, a discussion with the patient and / their parent or carer, the speech and language therapist will devise an appropriate treatment plan which will be tailored to the individuals needs and abilities.

Due to the nature of Pervasive Developmental Disorders and the range of difficulties experienced in speech, language, communication and swallowing the type of treatment given will vary amongst individuals.

Speech and language therapy will focus on improving and supporting the following areas of difficulty:

  • Express