What is Speech and Language Therapy?
“Speech and Language Therapists provide life-improving treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication.”Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
If you are here, the chances are, you are concerned about your child’s speech and language development. But how can you tell the difference between every day parental concern and something that needs help from Speech and Language Therapy?
All children develop at different rates. Some will be speaking full sentences before you know it and others take a little longer.
Some of the indicators that your child might need additional support would benefit from attending Speech and Language Therapy include:
- Your child has difficulty following instructions
- People frequently cannot understand your child
- Your child struggles to express their needs
- Your child is not able to tell you about the things that interest them
- Your child repeats words or parts of words or their words might get ‘stuck’
The key thing is not to sit and worry about it but to act. Getting help early will give your child the best start to becoming a happy and confident communicator.
If you have concerns about your child and would like to find out if your child would benefit from speech and language therapy sessions, contact me today and we can talk through their needs and how I might be able to help you.