Cognitive Disorders

Does Your Child Need Therapy For a Cognitive Disorder? 

Cognitive disorders in children can be extremely difficult to understand and cope with. One of the ways that cognitive disorders show up in children are through physical, social, and learning disabilities. It is vital as a parent to understand what cognitive skills are and learn how to pick up on the signs of cognitive skill deficiencies.

Children and adults with severe speech or language problems may need to find other ways to communicate. There are many types of AAC that a patient may use. Speech Pathologists, or SLPs, can aid in the learning of how to use a device or AAC to communicate.  AAC includes all the ways people share ideas and feelings without speaking. These may include using gestures, pointing to pictures, or pressing buttons on a device that speaks for an individual.  A person may use a basic system first and may need it for only a short time (due to a stroke or mouth surgery, for example). Others may require a more high-tech system to communicate. No one device works for every person and it is imperative that the right device or form of communication be chosen for the individual. A Speech Pathologist may help in finding the AAC that is best suited for your needs.

At Reavis Rehab & Wellness Center in Round Rock, TX our pediatric speech therapists are experts are diagnosing and treating children with cognitive disabilities. There’s no reason you have to shoulder this weight all on your own — contact our office today to learn more about treatment options for your child. 

What Do Cognitive Disorders Affect?

Cognitive issues can result from conditions that occur during fetal development, at birth, shortly after birth, or at any point in life. Cognitive disorders negatively affect:

  • Memory skills
  • Ability to learn
  • Language
  • Orientation
  • Perception
  • Gross motor skills
  • Posture
  • Attention and concentration
  • Judgment

If you read the list above and know that your child struggles with any of the skills listed, it’s important that you contact our clinic in Round Rock, TX today to learn more about how pediatric speech therapy can help.

Examples of Cognitive Impairments & Disorders

There are many different kinds of cognitive disorders ranging from mild to severe in terms of how they can affect your child’s life. Some examples are as follows:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Aspergers
  • Autism
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral challenges
  • Depression or moodiness
  • Learning issues, delayed literacy
  • Delayed language development
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Outbursts of temper or inability to express emotions 
  • Short memory span
  • Trouble communicating with others

Thankfully our speech therapy team here at Reavis Rehab & Wellness Center is highly skilled and educated in the realm of cognitive disorders, and offer many different treatment techniques for helping you and  your child jump over hurdles as they develop and grow.

How Reavis Rehab & Wellness Center Can Help Your Child Cope With a Cognitive Disorder

Speech therapy has long been one of the most common and applauded forms of treatment for children with cognitive disorders and their families. 

There are no cookie cutter treatment plans for children with cognitive disorders. Your child’s speech therapist will develop a customized care regime to work with him or her to improve strength, coordination and sensory perceptual skills. 

Our pediatric speech therapists here at Reavis Rehab & Wellness Center have received specialized training in the areas of child development, cognitive disorders, and motor control. 

Contact Our Round Rock, TX Office Today!

Your child’s speech therapist will be able to work with them to learn new motor skills, improve play skills, increase their physical fitness and stamina, address motor delays and overall functional performance. 

There’s no need for you or your child to live in constant uncertainty over how to best navigate the world we live in. Contact us today to set up an appointment for your child to meet with one of our expert movement specialists!