Speech Therapy for Cerebral Palsy
A child with cerebral palsy may develop considerable language problems due to cognitive or motor disabilities. However, there may be treatment options available to improve language skills through speech and language therapy. This therapy, although often requiring a long-term commitment, can often significantly improve a child’s language skills.
If your child has developed cerebral palsy because of a doctor or nurse’s mistakes, there may be legal options available for obtaining compensation to cover the treatment costs of your child’s birth injury. For more information about your claim options, contact the cerebral palsy attorneys of Driscoll Firm, today at (800) 305-9800.
Speech Therapy Options
Speech therapy, in addition to other forms of language therapy, can help a child rebuild their language skills and feel more confident in their ability to communicate. In particular, the speech and language therapy may be able to help with the following issues:
- Pronunciation problems due to motor disabilities
- Better control of pitch, tone, and volume
- Improved spoken language skills, especially for those with cognitive disabilities
- In cases of dysgraphia, or writing disabilities, therapy to improve handwriting
These therapy sessions, in conjunction with possible drug and surgical options, can often drastically improve a child’s grasp over their spoken and written language skills.
Speech therapy can be an important treatment option, but may prove too expensive for a family to manage. However, if your child has developed cerebral palsy due to a birth injury caused by a physician or nurse’s mistakes, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for these treatments. To learn more about your legal options, contact a cerebral palsy lawyer of Driscoll Firm, today by calling (800) 305-9800.