Speech-language therapy works… and lasts a lifetime. At Nebraska's RiteCare Clinics, we have seen the life-changing impact of our clinical services on thousands of children. It is estimated that for each dollar spent on speech-therapy for a child, up to $10 will be saved on remedial education or social services. Children who can communicate go on to lead a healthy childhood as lifelong learners.
There is good evidence (American Academy of Family Physicians) that speech-language therapy is helpful, particularly for children with expressive language disorder. The highly-respected global health authority Cochrane concluded that for children receiving speech-language therapy, parent-provided therapy under the guidance of a clinician, is as effective as clinician-provided therapy.