Speech and Language Therapists work on ALL aspects of communication.
We assess, diagnose and treat a wide range of communication abilities.
Therapy is provided in the context of play to improve quality of life and functional communication skills.
Communication disorders to look out for
Receptive language delay: Difficulty understanding spoken language.
Expressive language delay: Difficulty using language.
Pragmatic Language difficulties: To use language appropriately in social situations.
Speech delay/disorder: difficulties with the production of sounds
Fluency/stammer: repetition of sounds, syllables and/or words, prolonging sounds and/or pausing or ‘blocking’.
How a child with a speech disorder/delay may present
Difficult for you or others to understand
Difficulty producing certain sounds or combinations of sounds
Feel frustrated and may be avoidant of speaking at times
Difficulties with literacy and phonological awareness
How a child with a language delay may present
Slow to react to speech and language
Limited understanding or use of age appropriate vocabulary
Difficulties understanding concepts, humour, non-literal language
Slow vocabulary development
Difficulty following instructions or answering questions appropriately
Difficulty describing events (narratives) and using appropriate grammar in sentences
Difficulties finding the ‘right’ word
How a child with social communication difficulties may present
Limited friendship group
Difficulty maintaining appropriate eye contact or respecting personal space
Difficulty engaging conversations about topics that are not of particular interest to them
He/she may not initiate conversations or demonstrate appropriate turn-taking
Communication difficulties can lead to
High levels of frustration
Rigid and controlling behaviour
Anxiety/mental health difficulties
Low self esteem/self perception
Difficulties forming and maintaining age appropriate relationships
Difficulties accessing and contributing to the school curriculum
Lack of independence skills
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