Role of Environment in Communication Disorder

The learning environment for a child with a speech or language disorder is extremely important for the growth and development of that individual. The ability to create an atmosphere for the child that allows them to focus on speech therapy or learning will only prove to facilitate the child’s growth. In dealing with speech therapy via telepractice, the environment in which the child and para practitioner must be set up in a way as to maximize the effectiveness of the time spent with the speech therapist via video conference.

This recent article at does an excellent job of outlining the ways to set up an area for your child’s therapy that will make it easier for your child to learn. As in any learning or working environment, distractions and clutter can be disruptive and take away from the importance of the task at hand, which is the child’s speech and language development.
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