Use the checklist below to know if your child’s speech and language development is progressing age adequately.
By one year
Gestures and/ or vocalizes to indicate wants and needs
By two years
Combines two or more words in to phrase
By three years
Asks simple questions
By four years
Tells two events in order of sequences
By five years
Tells a long story accurately
Receptive Language Disorders
Children with receptive language delays have difficulties understanding what people say to them or ask them. As a result,
Expressive Language Disorder
Children with receptive language delays have difficulties in expressing their needs, ask questions, or even say a “no” to something they don’t want or, are disinterested in. In other they are unable to put their thought in to words. Challenges in not being able to express emotions, needs and wants can result in,
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Childhood apraxia of speech is a neurological speech sound disorders that affects a child’s ability to produce words and sentences accurately and consistently with correct rhythm of speech. Common signs and symptoms include, but are not limited to the following:
When a child’s speech is unintelligible to the listener it is considered unclear and requires professional help. Several factors contribute to reduced speech clarity in children, which includes, not limited to:
Our Speech Language Pathologists can help improve oral air flow for connected speech , strengthen and normalise oral motor structures to improve speech clarity.
Stuttering is a speech sound disorder in which the fluency of speech is disrupted with prolongations of sounds, blocks and/ or silent pauses.
Young children may stutter when their speech and language abilities aren't developed enough to keep up with what they want to say. Most children outgrow this developmental stuttering.
Connect with us for an appointment if,
Reading is an extension of language coding and comprehension. Children with speech and language delays may have problems with reading and reading comprehension.
Research suggests that a majority of children with speech and language delays may eventually be diagnosed with dyslexia or reading difficulties, if intervention is tarried. In other words speech and language skills are a strong indicator to future reading abilities in children.
Our Speech Language Pathologists will help assess, set goals and provide reading intervention for children with reading difficulties
Autism/ ADHD/ Down Syndrome/ Cerebral Palsy
Children with a diagnosis of Autism, ADHD, DS, CP and other developmental delays will benefit from our speech and language intervention.