Children do not like their counterparts who are different in any way. In a sense, children can be quite cruel that way, especially in a group. It is now common knowledge that whenever children find anyone a little different from what the majority is, they pick on that particular child. Commonly termed as bullying, the social implications can scar a child for life. Among school children, one of the most common reasons of bullying a child is usually speech impairment.
The disorder can be in any form or type. It can simply be a physiological problem that is beyond the control of the child. Or, it can be something related to the psychological upbringing of the child. For example, if a child is scolded excessively at home, they lose the confidence of voicing their opinions. When it comes to speaking in class, this dread of saying something aloud soon catches up with them. They stutter and stammer hopelessly.
What’s worse, when the other child laugh at them, the problem becomes even more complex and difficult to shun. The child develops long-term complications in speaking, even in individual conversations and not just in speaking publicly.
For children with speech disorders, the world of school or any other group activity with other children can be a traumatic experience. If your child is going through this kind of a nightmare, you need immediate help. You have to get in touch with professional speech therapists, like the ones we have at Speech Plus. It is through their rigorous efforts that your child will be able to express themselves again. Once they begin to speak freely at home, they will regain the confidence to speak in class among other children.
You should get professional help if you notice that your child has speech impairment. It can be a simple problem like pronouncing the alphabet ‘s’ correctly. Such minor glitches can make your child the butt of jokes in society and social interactions. It gives other children an opportunity to pick on your child endlessly.
In fact, opting for speech therapy at an early age will help to eradicate the problem once and for all! Later on, you may find it difficult to help your child in any way to address their speech disorder. Have a go at it early with assistance from our team at Speech Plus. This is one support that you owe to your child.