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Areas we provide support

Expressive & Receptive Language Delays

A language disorder is an impairment that makes it hard for someone to find the right words, or to form sentences when speaking. People with language impairments might also find it difficult to understand what someone else is saying, answer questions appropriately and follow directions.

Let’s look at the types of impairments, and how they can be supported.

Non-Verbal and AAC Assessment

A variety of causes, including learning difficulties, attention deficits and some disabilities, make it hard for kids and adults alike to express themselves verbally. They might not even speak at all.

If you’re concerned about someone who has limited speech development, here’s what you need to know.

SpeechEase Language Development

Difficulty Making Sounds & Being Understood

Speech difficulties are the most common type of development delay. They encompass a range of issues that all relate to problems forming sounds and using them in words.

But while common word fumbles like saying ‘tat’ instead of ‘cat’ may be normal at a certain age, sometimes talking troubles can be a sign of a more significant speech disorder.

Stuttering

Talking to people can be hard when you stutter. You might get stuck on certain words, or find yourself repeating or prolonging sounds and unable to speak fluidly.

If your child has a stutter, or if you stutter yourself, find out how a speech therapist can help.

Voice

Voice disorders are fairly common, and not necessarily something to worry about. In fact, they may even resolve on their own.

Let’s look a bit deeper at what voice disorders are, and what you can do about them.

Literacy

Literacy refers to the ability to read, write, and speak in a way that allows us to communicate effectively with others, and also to make sense of the world around us.

Learn how you can know if your child needs help with literacy.

Aversion to Food/Drink

Issues like picky eating and refusing food are not uncommon in kids as they discover new textures and tastes. Usually, it resolves itself as your little one matures. But sometimes, picky eating can be an indicator of an underlying issue.

Learn more about the extra support we provide to children with food aversions.

Swallowing Difficulties - Dysphagia

Ongoing dysphagia is a sign something’s not right with your throat or oesophagus. Although far more common in people with a brain injury or nervous system disorder (such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease), swallowing difficulties can happen to anyone.

Learn about the support we provide people suffering from dysphagia.

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