Language therapy is important.
Language is our cognitive and expressive abilities to join our world. It enables us to write our thoughts, verbalize our thoughts, organize our thoughts, write music, draw beautiful pictures, and become the creative beings that we are. It is our contact point with the world around us. Therefore, early diagnosis of language disabilities is essential. We must catch these children early and not say “let’s wait and see another 6 months.” Regardless of diagnosis, we need to produce language productive children and adults. Therapy should always be contextual. This is essential to the generation of language.
Varying types of disabilities may cause a disorder of language in children, the most prominent cause being Autism Spectrum Disorder. Literature proves that early diagnosis of any language delay promotes a healthier language system as the child progresses through school. To catch it early, will reduce effects of language based-learning disabilities. It will not prevent them, but it will help the child and family in the future. It will provide an avenue for abstraction to occur in both reading and writing skills as the child progresses through school.
Head trauma is another cause of language based issues. The head trauma may cause attentional issues as well as delays in progress of language skills or a short term need for therapy to provide support as the brain heals from concussion syndrome. Less is always better in this case, but therapy will help the school reduce the pressure of the daily assignments and enhance the ability of the student to gradually find his way back to his prior state.
Always remember, language is the most critical aspect of learning. Without a good language foundation, the learning process is always in jeopardy.