Speech delay is a common problem among young children, affecting as many as 1 in 10 children under the age of three. It is a source of frustration for both the child and their family, and can lead to social and academic difficulties in later years.
Conventional treatments for speech delay include speech therapy, occupational therapy, and early intervention programs. However, recent research has shown that chiropractic care may also be an effective treatment for speech delay in young children.
Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system, and how the misalignment of the spine can affect the body’s ability to function properly. When the spine is misaligned, it can put pressure on the nerves that control speech and language development, leading to delays in these areas.
The doctors here at Full Life Chiropractic aim to correct the misalignment of the spine through gentle, non-invasive adjustments. By realigning the spine, chiropractic care can improve the function of the nervous system, including the nerves that control speech and language development.
One study published in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics followed 11 children with speech delay who received chiropractic care. The study found that all 11 children showed significant improvement in their speech and language development after just six weeks of care.
Another study published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health followed a 3-year-old boy with speech delay who received chiropractic care. The study found that after just four weeks of care, the boy’s speech and language development improved significantly, and he was able to communicate more effectively with his family.
Chiropractic care is a safe and effective alternative treatment for speech delay in young children. If your child suffers from speech delay, it is worth considering chiropractic care as an option to improve their speech and language development. Come learn more about how chiropractic helps children with sensory, motor, and speech delays by contacting us, or coming to any of our informative workshops at Full Life Chiropractic.