Speech & Language Development
Speech and Language development - Speech and language are used to communicate with others.For those with Autism, ASD and severe learning difficulties, speech and language can be delayed, or considered by the individual to be unimportant. For others, selective mutism or stammering may be a symptom of abuse or other psychological needs, or a brain injury may have damaged the regions of the brain responsible for speech and language. For those with specific physical differences such as a cleft palate, they may have difficulty producing certain sounds. These individuals can benefit from other people in their life understanding that they may have other preferred forms of communication, but in the wider world, this is not always possible. For this reason, it can be highly advantageous, to the point of life-changing, to help these individuals vocalise and continue to develop their speech and language skills. A sensory room can provide a highly rewarding setting for working on speech and language skills, helping even the most reluctant users to progress. Experia's Sensory Equipment is specifically designed to ensure it has a real, useful and valuable purpose, and speech and language therapy is no different. The wide range of modes and sensitivity settings on our microphone controlled Fanlite and Ladderlite for example, mean that they can be customised to individual users' abilities and needs. Our famous IRiS (Interactive Reward System) technology means that the IRiS soundswitch can be paired with any of the multisensory rewards in your IRiS Sensory Room, meaning you can tailor both the required level of speech input (volume or length etc.) required to get a response, and the rewards for vocalising to what the individual responds best to.
Check out the sensory solutions below, specifically created to help with speech, language and vocalisation skills, or contact us to find out how we can create the perfect sensory environment for your users' needs.