Sydney Speech Clinic offers assessment, diagnosis and therapy to help children with a wide range of speech, language and literacy difficulties. Please select from the following to find out more:
Children with speech difficulties may be experiencing delays/disorders of articulation and phonology, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) or stuttering. If your child is difficult to understand because of delayed or unusual speech sound error patterns, we can help by diagnosing and then carefully targeting the difficulty using tailored, structured programs.
Language difficulties may encompass delayed receptive and expressive language skills, late talkers, delayed development of play skills, reduced attention span, specific language impairment, auditory processing disorders and disorders of social communication including autism spectrum disorders (ASD). If your child is delayed in understanding or using spoken language, or if they use unusual grammar or sentence structures, we can help by implementing structured language programs and by supporting parents and professionals working with the child.
Literacy is language based and successfully learning to read and spell involves five 'key' skill areas; phonemic awareness (the ability to identify and manipulate the sounds in words), phonics (the ability to read and spell words using knowledge of letter-sound relationships), vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Speech pathology intervention, using specialised assessment tools and tailored therapy programs, can help children to improve their skills in all of the above areas.