What is Speech Therapy?
Speech Therapy is concerned with the management of disorders of speech, language, communication and swallowing.
A Speech Therapist can help you understand and manage many issues that your child has around communication (the need to understand and be understood, as well as non-verbal communication such as body language and facial expressions,) speech (the mechanical functions such as mouth movements and voice production,) and language (the use of words and speech to communicate) as looking into the many other factors which may be affecting these areas.
A Speech Therapist can also assess feeding and swallowing difficulties and provide support and strategies around this.
Does my child need Speech Therapy?
Speech therapy deals not only with speech, but aims to help diagnose and treat any issues that your child is having communicating, as compared to similar-age children.
Signs that your child may be having difficulties in this area include:
Smaller vocabulary than other similar-age children
Trouble understanding your child, or your child understanding you or others
Trouble holding a conversation
Stutters, stammers and trouble with certain sounds
Speech Therapy at Kids World:
At Kids World we aim to tailor our Speech Therapy service to meet your child’s individual needs, taking into account their sensory processing capabilities as well as any other factors which may be impacting on their communication development. We focus on developing functional language, communication and social skills through experienced based learning, play and peer sessions.
A global assessment with one of our Speech Therapists can help you to understand any challenges that your child is facing in developing their speech, language and communication skills, and look at any underlying issues which may be impacting this.
If you are unsure, please feel free to contact us on 02 9418 9995, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will arrange for one of our therapists to speak with you regarding speech therapy and whether this would be beneficial for your child.