Speech Therapy

Speech Pathology (or Speech Therapy) is a health profession that assists in the assessment and treatment of children who have difficulty communicating effectively or who have difficulty with feeding and swallowing.

Speech Pathologists are skilled in identifying the influences impacting on a child’s ability to effectively communicate and providing them with the skills to understand and express themselves effectively.

Speech Therapy can also assist non-verbal children to communicate using other methods of communication, such as assistive devices or key word sign.

At Family Time we can provide you with education and therapy about how to support your child’s communication skills.

If your child has difficulty with any of the following, they can benefit from Speech Therapy:
  • Withdrawal from social situations
  • Attention difficulties
  • Behavioural difficulties Frustration
  • Difficulty speaking clearly
  • Difficulties using the correct grammar or words in a sentence
  • Difficulties finding the words to
  • express themselves
  • Difficulties with making friends
  • Difficulty following instructions
  • Using made-up words (jargon)
  • Difficulties in the classroom with listening and completing tasks
  • Difficulties with reading or writing
  • Echoing language (repeating back rather than answering a question)