The Rett Syndrome Association of Ireland

Speech and Language Therapy

The aim of Speech and Language therapy is to help the person to communicate independently. This might be done with Speech, Gesture or though devices and technology like communication aids.

Speech and Language Therapy also includes assessment and management of feeding issues, such as problems swallowing, eating or drinking.

After an assessment a programme is developed tailored to the individual’s needs and abilities, and so, no two programmes will be the same.

The programme might focus on

  • interaction skills – turn-taking,
  • expression and understanding
  • conversation skills

Techniques might include PECs and Floortime among others.