Being a Speech and Language Therapist: Between Support and Oppression
Speech and language therapy can support disabled children and their families in developing better communication.
Sometimes the process of diagnosis focuses on deficits and difficulties and may lead to people feeling disempowered.
Speech and language therapy sometimes focuses on getting disabled children to satisfy developmental norms instead of looking at what the children themselves want to achieve.
This chapter explores why these things happen and how therapy can be made more supportive and less oppressive.
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