Children may benefit from seeing a speech pathologist for many reasons. Speech Pathology can help children communicate and participate more effectively at school, with their family and friends, or in the community.
How can Speech Pathology help children?
Speech Pathologists work with children in many different circumstances and settings. Speech Pathologists work with children that need help with their communication and swallowing. Some of the types of problems that we help with include:
- Language skills (understanding and using words to communicate).
- Speech and Articulation
- Stuttering (fluency)
- Voice (dysphonia)
- Feeding/swallowing (dysphagia)
- Social communication skills (pragmatics)
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
- Literacy skills
- Cognitive communication skills
How can Eat Speak Learn Help?
Our experienced speech pathologists work with you to develop a management plan that reflects your goals and improve your quality of life. We are passionate about providing an evidence-based service that is engaging and fun!
Here are some examples of how Eat Speak Learn can help children:
• Help children who are delayed in communication skills or have difficulty
understanding and using words to communicate meaning from one person to the other.
• Provide therapy for children who have difficulty articulating and pronouncing sounds, making it difficulty to be understood by others.
• Help children who stutter speak more fluently.
• Help children with voice problems that may impact vocal quality, pitch, loudness, resonances and phonation.
• Help children to improve their literacy skills if they have difficulty reading and writing.
• Help children with social communication skills.
• Provide communication and swallowing assessment and management plans for children with a range of illness, diseases or disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and other congenital and developmental disorders.
• Help infants through to older children with sensory and/or oral motor feeding/swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) to manage food and fluid safely.
• Training clients and families to use alternative and/or augmentative strategies and devices to optimise the client’s communication
• Help children to develop their attention skills, memory, problem solving, organisation and thinking skills.
How can we access Eat Speak Learn Speech Pathology services?
At Eat Speak Learn we understand that some of our clients may have difficulty accessing health services due to health, transport and other reasons. We are passionate about helping people regardless of where they live or their level of disability. If you are unable to attend our clinic, we may be able to offer you an appointment:
- In your home
- In school
- In the community