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Speech and Language Development Program

Why do we do it?

Communication is the way we interact with the world.  If a person has difficulty communicating then he/she is more isolated and will struggle with all aspects of their development (school, work, social interactions).  Early intervention has been shown to have positive outcomes.

The Language Development Program teaches the child or adult and their caregivers/teachers new ways to interact and communicate with each other.  It provides the children and adults with skills that enable them to participate more fully in the community.  This increases their independence and decreases their frustration and isolation.

Parents/caregivers gain a sense of satisfaction from seeing the positive changes in their child/adult because of their efforts.  They also feel a sense of hope and empowerment.

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