Who we Help and Services

 

Who do we help?

We are happy to see any child for an assessment or therapy.  Generally the children we see are between 18 months to 12 years of age with the following difficultie/disorders:

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Developmental language disorder – difficulty understanding and or using wodds to communicate.
  • General learning difficulties – due to poor working memory, intellectual or attention difficulties.
  • “Late talkers” –  for example children who have less than 50 words at 2 years of age, not using sentences at 3 years.
  • Literacy skills – spelling, reading and written language i.e. writing sentences and stories with appropriate vocabulary and grammar.
  • Pragmatic/social communication – understanding social cues such as greeting people, conversational turn taking, making and maintaining friendships.
  • Speech – pronouncing words/sounds incorrectly whigh can make it hard to understand your child.
  • Stuttering – repeating sounds (b.b.b.b but) and words (then then then then) or prolonging a sound (ssssssnake).

 

For a guideline of expected speech and language development see our Communication Milestones page.

Assessment

Assessment is important to determine the nature of a child’s communication difficulties (if any) and if therapy is required. Assessment sessions take between 1-3 hours depending on what type of testing is …

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Individual Therapy

If it is recommended that your child receive therapy your speech pathologist will discuss how often and length of appointments with you, usually at the time of assessment. Therapy may be provided at home or at your child’s school or daycare/preschool.

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Preschool/Daycare

Working with children within a daycare or preschool setting can be beneficial for children with speech, language and communication needs. As educators you spend a lot of time with the children in your care so…

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