Speech therapy helps children who have trouble communicating develop critical speech, language and interaction skills.
Common areas of difficulty:
- comprehension - problems being understood by other people, problems understanding what people say
- frustration because the child can’t say what they want to say or can’t be understood by others
- voice related issues, make recognisable sounds, stuttering and fluency such as stuttering.
- increased communication ability to ask for things, say “no” or to socially engage - eg. greeting, showing and sharing ideas
- better language comprehension – eg. following instructions, understand language, answer questions
- gain skills to carry a conversation including having language and vocabulary, being able to form sentences and ask questions
- Literacy: Reading, Phonological awareness, Phonics, Comprehension
We design a customised program informed by an assessment of the child’s level of ability in speech or language.