People with speech disorders are often judged negatively by others when they start talking. This creates limitations for them when it comes to interacting with different people. Language impairments create similar difficulties in communicating with others, but may also include difficulties in understanding what others are trying to say.
Because of the pervasive nature of language impairments, communicating, reading, writing, and academic success may all be compromised in these students. Similar to individuals with speech impairments, individuals with language impairments may encounter long-term difficulties associated with work, school, social, and home environments.
A person undergoing speech therapy is made to recognize an object visually. They are shown various images that help them recognize objects by their names. They are made to feel the vibrations in their oesophagus with their fingers when they speak. Through this they are able to make out colours, names of objects, etc.
For a child with speech impairment, it is very important to undergo therapy so that he / she learn to communicate early in life, either through speech or through signs. This helps in gaining self confidence and growing with proper mental development required for the age. Speech therapy not only helps in developing communication; it also helps to stop drooling, learn proper chewing and movements of tongue in the mouth. It helps maximum when done regularly at young age; but helps improve communication even in young adults.