Our Speech and Language Therapy service provides comprehensive assessment and intervention to clients with a wide range of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, genetic disorders, language delay, intellectual disability, ADHD, stammering and speech sound delay/disorder.
Based on many factors that are individual to each client, the speech and language therapist will select the most appropriate clinical approaches, therapy intensity, frequency, and duration that will support your child in meeting their full potential. Our approach is client centred and play based creating a highly motivational learning environment that is tailored to each client’s learning style, needs and functional abilities. Remember if your child is having fun then they are also learning.
You and your child are central to the decision making process and you will be informed about all aspects of their therapeutic journey. Our individual sessions consist of 50 minutes of direct services and 10 minutes of feedback with the parents/client.
Parents are provided with activities to complete in the home setting between appointments. This is key to supporting the communication gains made in clinic and ensure progress is achieved across all settings.
If you seek further information regarding our speech and language services please do not hesitate to contact us and one of our team members can answer any of your questions.
Speech and Language Therapists work on ALL aspects of communication.
We assess, diagnose and treat a wide range of communication abilities.
Therapy is provided in the context of play to improve quality of life and functional communication skills.
Receptive language delay: Difficulty understanding spoken language
Expressive language delay: Difficulty using language
Pragmatic Language difficulties: To use language appropriately in social situations
Speech delay/disorder: difficulties with the production of sounds
Fluency/stammer: repetition of sounds, syllables and/or words, prolonging sounds and/or pausing or ‘blocking’.
Difficult for you or others to understand
Difficulty producing certain sounds or combinations of sounds
Feel frustrated and may be avoidant of speaking at times
Difficulties with literacy and phonological awareness
Slow to react to speech and language
Limited understanding or use of age appropriate vocabulary
Difficulties understanding concepts, humour, non-literal language
Slow vocabulary development
Difficulty following instructions or answering questions appropriately
Difficulty describing events (narratives) and using appropriate grammar in sentences
Difficulties finding the ‘right’ word
Limited friendship group
Difficulty maintaining appropriate eye contact or respecting personal space
Difficulty engaging conversations about topics that are not of particular interest to them
He/she may not initiate conversations or demonstrate appropriate turn-taking
High levels of frustration
Rigid and controlling behaviour
Anxiety/mental health difficulties
Low self esteem/self perception
Difficulties forming and maintaining age appropriate relationships
Difficulties accessing and contributing to the school curriculum
Lack of independence skills