Communication disorders are an umbrella diagnosis that encompass a wide array of issues that relate to language, speech, and hearing. These issues fall into distinct categories, including:
- Aphasia (having issues understanding language)
- Speech disorders (stuttering, having a lisp, and other spoken communication issues)
- Learning disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia)
- Sensory impairments (blindness, deafness, etc.)
Some of the issues that develop as a result of a communication disorder include:
- Social isolation
- Bullying by peers
- Self-esteem issues
- Learning struggles
- Poor grades
When is it time to get help?
If you suspect that you or your child is struggling in any areas of communication (language, speech, and hearing) it’s important to get a diagnosis. Communication is important and if there are barriers that make it difficult for you or your child to be heard, understood, to express thoughts, ideas, and feelings, and to hear other people do the same – then it’s time to seek support.
Communication disorders treatment methods
There are several treatment options for children & adults with communication disorders, and the mental health issues that may accompany these disorders. Treatments can include:
- Social skills support
- Treatment for depression
- Treatment for anxiety
- Coping strategies for dealing with bullies and/or discrimination
- Family counselling
- Couples counselling
What will I get out of treatment with Insight Psychological?
After an assessment has been completed, one of our therapists will work with you or your child in order to come up with the best possible treatment plan. Once that plan is in place, you or your child can start to feel the symptoms of the psychological impact of having a communication disorder alleviated.
Contact Insight Psychological today. We have several convenient locations across Alberta.