Speech and language therapy provides life-changing treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing. Speech and language therapists (SLTs) are allied health professionals.
Does your child have trouble with:
We offer language therapy with a focus on:
Parents often become concerned when their child is isn't talking, yet other children their age are. Although there is no exact time table for speech development, a parent should probably seek a professional evaluation for their child if they are not speaking by age 2. Most children develop their first word/words by around 12-18 months. Most 2-21/2 year olds use 2-word utterances on average (i.e., want cookie) and have a vocabulary of at least several hundred words. Children with a history of ear infections/ear fluid problems are at higher risk for speech problems, as are boys. Parents know their children best. When a parent has a gut feeling that "something just isn't right" they often have valid concerns. The earlier problems are identified, the quicker and the better the prognosis for a child.