Speech, Language And Behavior Therapy A Parent & Child Approach Effective communication skills are central to a child’s wellbeing. When children don’t have a way to express themselves effectively or efficiently, frustration can set the stage for maladaptive behaviors and learning difficulties. Fortunately, there are many research-backed approaches to treat speech, language and behavior difficulties. Rachel uses evidence-based skill-building techniques in one-on-one sessions with your child and works directly with you (the parent) to teach effective methods that will further your child’s progress at home. When parents learn strategies and learn to implement them consistently and effectively, they can successfully shape their child’s communication skills, positively effect parent-child interactions, and facilitate behavior changes.