DESCRIPTION OF CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT THAT EXPERIENCED SPEECH DELAY AFTER FOLLOWING BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

Ni Ketut Jeni Adhi

Abstract


This research is a qualitative research with case study method to see the description of the development of children who experience speech delay after participating in behavioral therapy. Research subjects are children who experience speech delay. This study aims to dig deeper into the description of the development of children who experience speech delay as well as external factors that are causing it so as to find alternatives in dealing with speech delay in children. The data collection method uses observation and interview techniques. The results showed the child experienced an improvement in speech, social, emotional, motor and cognitive development after participating in behavioral therapy consistently with play methods. External factors cause children to experience speech delays: lack of stimulus in the environment, parenting in the family, neighborhood and eating pattern. Behavioral therapy can also be done consistently at home by: parents provide exercises in the form of correct words, apply consistent rules, provide variants of eating to train mouth muscles, reduce the habit of giving gadgets and watching TV, playing roles or telling stories using picture media.
Keywords: child development, speech delay, behavioral therapy.


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