Speech and Language Therapy
What is Speech and Language Therapy?
A Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) helps children in individual therapy sessions at homes, clinic and in schools. They have a distinct role in assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating support for children and young people with a range of speech, language and communication needs.
SLT is most effective when delivered through a method which is fun. We strive to build language enriched environments for children at home and at school to enable them to reach their full potential. It is crucial that all people involved in a child’s life are working as a team, ensuring that all children are fully supported around their speech, language and communication.
Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) can assist with:
Common Developmental Areas to refer a child/ student to speech and language therapy:
Difficulties with focus and attention
Struggling to understand and follow instructions
Having difficulty expressing themselves and putting words together into sentences
Have difficulties knowing how to take turns, listen and interact with others in social situations.
Speech that is hard for others to understand
Eating and drinking difficulties
Voice sounding strained, quiet or different.
ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Speech Sound Disorders, Dyspraxia, Stuttering, Executive Functioning Disorder, Specific Language Impairment, Working Memory Difficulties, Auditory Processing Disorder, Dysphagia.