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Developmental Language Disorder and Delay

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Developmental language delay/ disorder can appear in children of limited, marginal or even normal mentality. Delayed receptive and/or expressive language abilities possibly limit the child’s social skill development and his /her academic performance. Speech therapy training aims to facilitate the language development of children, also to enhance the parents’ skills in facilitating their child’s language development.

ENT Laser – A Decade of Excellence

  • In these ten years, the language and communication training materials created and published by ENT Laser Centre are all welcomed by various education parties, including pre-school, primary school and secondary school settings.
  • The speech therapists in ENT Laser Centre have been invited by different renowned multi-media platforms for being the professional consultants, guest speakers and headlined writers, to provide speech-therapy-related advices for the public. Media platforms includes TVB, AM730, Sunday Kids, etc.
  • More than half of the speech therapists in ENT Laser Centre are qualified with Master degree in speech therapy related areas, and practiced for more than 5 years. The quality of speech therapy service is guaranteed to be of high-standard.

 Introduction

Symptoms:
  • Non-verbal until 1-year-9-month old (do not imitate or produce any single words)
  • Delayed language ability
    • Expressive language ability: short phrases for communication, weak organization skills, inability to express needs.
    • Receptive language ability: inability to answer to questions promptly, inability to follow commands.
Children may be weak in:
  • attention
  • cognitive ability
  • emotion control
  • hearing ability
  • communication intention
  • intelligence
  • play skills
  • social skills
  • stuttering
  • reading and writing ability

 Assessment

Based on the language ability and background of the child (aged above one year and nine months old), speech therapists will suggest a suitable assessment plan for the child.
There are monolingual assessment and bilingual assessment.
Monolingual assessment: Speech therapist conducts the speech and language assessment for children with standardized (Reynell Developmental Language Scales (RDLS), Preschool Language Scale 4(PLS4), Hong Kong Cantonese Oral Language Assessment Scale (HKCOLAS)) and/ or non-standardized assessment tools. The assessment is conducted in a chosen language and under playful environment. It approximately lasts for 45-60 mins. After the assessment, the speech therapist will explain the results and give recommendations to parents. A written assessment report will be given.
 
Bilingual assessment: Speech therapist conducts the bilingual speech and language assessment for children with standardized (Reynell Developmental Language Scales (RDLS), Preschool Language Scale 4(PLS4), Hong Kong Cantonese Oral Language Assessment Scale (HKCOLAS)) and/ or non-standardized assessment tools. The assessment is conducted in two languages (i.e. English, Cantonese, Mandarin)and under playful environment. It approximately lasts for 60-120 mins. Upon child’s need, the assessment will be undertaken separately with two sessions.
 

 Treatment

Individual and/or group treatments are/is available. Individualized training plan and goals are designed by the speech therapist. Training for children will be carried out under playful environment. Parents are encouraged to take part in the treatment process. Through explanation and demonstration, training skills will be taught to the parents so that they can continue their training with the children at home environment. In addition, home practice will be given to parents for daily training at home in order to enhance the child’s language ability.
 
Treatment rundown
  • Customized treatment plan
  • Individual and/or group treatment
  • Parent’s training and home practice
MoreClient's Sharing
“ My speech therapist selcted suitable teaching materials to get my child talking.