Delayed mental and speech development
Lately, the number of children with delayed mental and speech development has been rising. Children with this disorder fall behind their contemporaries, find it harder to digest knowledge, experience difficulties with communication, behavior, games. The symptoms of delayed mental and speech development may vary, and therefore, a consultation with specialists is necessary to make precise diagnosis. This problem is often discovered in children aged five. However, the sooner a disorder is discovered and the treatment started, the better chances are for remedy and even full recovery.
Treating delayed speech development
In addition to visiting specialized physicians (speech-language pathologists), art therapy and dolphin therapy sessions must be taken. Treatment of delayed speech development must be comprehensive, and it would be more efficient if medicinal therapy, observance of doctor’s recommendations and dolphin therapy are combined. Statistically, dolphin therapy used in treatment of logoneurosis (especially stuttering) produces improvement in three cases out of four, which proves the importance of this form of animal-assisted therapy. The number of sessions depends on the complexity of disorder and the patient’s psychological features. After the end of a course, specialists will decide how successful the results were and whether they require a follow-up course, and may recommend repeating the course in a few months.