How to support a child with problems in speech?
Speech disorders in children can lead to development of complexes in the early stages of their life. People can sometimes be really mean towards kids having a problem with speech. A child with speech problems can go through lot of mockery and insult in the early stages of his life.
It is very important for the family of the speech impaired child to give him constant support and encouragement. Some of the children with speech impairment disorders tend to live alone aloof from everyone. They develop the symptoms of loneliness and inferiority right from the early stages of their life.
Lot of love and support from the family can help a kid in compensating most of the criticism from outside. On the contrary kids with a speech impairment disorder can be overtly sensitive.
Here are some of the methods that can help in supporting a child better:
Take them to a good therapist:
In case you are suspecting your child to have any speech impairment disorder take them to a good therapist as early as possible. Even if you think your kid is too young for a therapist the earlier you take them to a therapist the better it can help to cure the disorder.
Participate along with your kid:
Most of the parents leave the kids with the therapists alone, this can be intimidating for the child to practise the exercises alone. If the parents can take their time out to practise the exercises along with their children, this can boost the levels of confidence in their kid.
Communicate with your kid constantly :
Do not let your kid keep things within himself. Children with speech impairment disorder have to go through lot of criticism and humiliation from the society and all other places. See to it that the kid does not harbour any feelings of hurt and humiliation within himself.