SALT Services Fundraising Aberdeen

During the global pandemic like most service provisions, all in person NHS speech and language therapy sessions were cancelled, we have been contacted by several local families of non-speaking children who have since received a frustrating letter from NHS Grampian after already having no support for their child since March 2020.

Speech and Language therapy sessions involve

  • Modelling sounds and syllables for a child during age-appropriate play to teach the child how to make certain sounds.
  • Interacting through talking and playing, and using books, pictures other objects to help stimulate language development.
  • Provide support for parents and caregiver to continue speech therapy at home.

Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to rewire, relearn and strengthen important connections. The first five years of life are critical for neurological development. During this time, the brain is developing at rapid speed making it the ideal time to harness neuroplasticity. When the brain is injured or grows abnormally, neurons are damaged, altered or lost causing disability.

The brain is such a phenomenal complex organ which has the ability to create new pathways around an injury, or allow a healthy area of the brain to take over, by harnessing neuroplasticity through practise and repetition in Speech and language therapy session, the brain will create and reinforce new neural pathways to enable the child to learn new skills, habits and ways of thinking.

Early Intervention are fundraising to help support as many non-speaking children within Aberdeen city and shire possible. We are also appealing for any registered or retired SALT therapists who can volunteer their time to help us reach as many children as we can.

Just £80 will provide one speech and language therapy session for 6 local non-verbal children and their parents.

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