How can worth of optimum communication ever be determined? Listening to a person express themselves, produce a sound correctly, learn a new skill, even follow directions after implementing a few simple strategies, is well worth it. During a therapy session, some a student shared they "have a hard time remembering things and are upset". After just a few therapy sessions learning new tools to improve memory, they develop the ability to remember 18 items rather than 3! The astounded students are often asking to learn more strategies!
Maintaining long term changes will be sustained depending upon a person’s abilities and the collaborative efforts of support by care givers and professionals involved. Clients are individually diagnosed, treated, and strive for accomplishments at their own rates. Early intervention and identification will increase the benefits of speech and language therapy.