Autism is a common condition in Singapore. In fact, a report by the Straits times shows that 1 in every 150 children in Singapore has it. Statistics from other reputable organizations are showing that the number of kids with autism in Singapore is slightly higher than the WHO (World Health Organization) global figure.
Don’t despair if you just found out that your kid has the condition, as there are effective ways to treat it through innovative speech therapy in Singapore. In this article, we are going to be taking a close look at this treatment method to see how effective it really is.
Before we dive right into that, we are first going to be looking at why speech and language difficulties occur in kids as well as some obvious signs of it.
The following article by NUH sheds light on some factors that cause speech and language issues in kids.
Speech and Language Difficulties (Children)
Language is a beautiful gift. With it, we can share our wants, our needs, thoughts, and feelings. When you spend time with your child, you have the power to give and nurture this gift of communication. Many factors affect the rate at which children develop language. Read more here.
The above article has definitely brought to light some factors that affect speech and language development in kids. The article also unveiled some signs and symptoms of speech difficulty in kids. Read the next article carefully if you noticed any of these signs in your kid or want to learn how to help your kid speak better.
The following article by KKH Hospital explains what speech therapy is all about.
Speech Language Therapy involves the management and treatment of various conditions affecting a person’s ability to speak, communicate, eat, and drink. Our Speech-Language Therapists assess, diagnose, treat, and help infants, children, and adolescents with disorders– Read more here.
You surely now know basically everything that happens during a speech therapy session. You also now know the technologies that are used and exams that are done before the therapy commences. As previously mentioned, speech therapy is also an effective treatment for Autism. Read the next article to learn why it is one of the most effective treatments for autism.
The following article by Web MD sheds light on some amazing reasons why speech therapy is one of the best treatments for autism.
Benefits of Speech Therapy for Autism
Autism is a developmental disability that usually shows up before age 3. Autism is part of a group of neurological disorders that may involve impaired communication as well as impaired social interaction and cognitive skills. Known as autism spectrum disorder or ASD, autism may be linked with a wide range of traits. Read more here.
After reading the above article, you likely now know some communication issues associated with autism. You also now understand how speech therapy techniques like singing and typing, the use of pictures, sounds, and so on can be used to help kids with autism to speak better. Bear in mind that most of these techniques are researched backed and have been tried and tested by experts to see just how effective they are.
Autism is by no means a new name in the health space in Singapore, as a lot of kids have it. New statistics are showing that the number of kids that have the condition may rise in the future.
While autism isn’t a life-threatening condition, it can retard a child’s performance in school and makes it difficult for him to communicate with his peers. Presently, there are a lot of treatments and therapies for it. While some are great, others offer little or no results.
Since all of them are not effective, you must do deep and extensive research before making a final decision.
Being a teacher in the preschool industry, I have many opportunities to gain insight into the various creative methods that can be used to teach preschool children. I believe that the preschool stage is the beginning of the creative mindset for children and it is when they are most open to change and parents and teachers should fully leverage on that. I enjoy writing this down into different articles.