In my assignment I will be looking at an introduction to working with children, which will include showing a positive attitude, showing diversity and inclusive practice while working with children, and the policies and regulations that must be understood and upheld when working in placements. I will also be looking at creating good first impressions, the importance of first impressions towards placement and other professional settings, as well as an understanding of confidentiality and its importance.
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A speech therapist is a professional who is trained to recognize, diagnose and help both children and adults who have problems with speaking such as language, annunciation, stutters and lisps for example. ‘The role of a speech and language therapist (SLT) is to assess and treat speech, language and communication problems in people of all ages to enable them to communicate to the best of their ability. They may also work with people who have eating and swallowing problems.’ – (www.nhscareers.nhs.uk)
Speech therapy is used to help people with various different speech impediments, voice and language disorders, physical disadvantages that hinder speech, people who find it hard to talk in everyday situations or unable to speak or sound words properly. They also work with people who stutter, who have fluency and rhythm problems, inappropriate pitch or harsh voice and speech quality problems. ‘A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding or putting words together in order to communicate’ - (princetonreview.com/careers, 2013).
Speech therapists usually have one to one sessions with children, they are able to diagnose their problem through these sessions and figure out possible causes and solutions. For children, therapists will work closely with family of the child to get to know the child, possible...