Speech Therapy

Understanding / Expressing

Following instructions

Communicating thoughts/ideas

Limited Expressive Language

Understanding Schoolwork 

Communicating effectively

Frequently repeats "word-for-word"

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Speech Clarity

Being understood by others

Unclear speech

Lisps

"Swallows" words

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Fluency

Dysfluent Speech

Effortful Speech

Frequent sound repetitions

Anxiety associated with speaking

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Social Skills
 

Difficulties making friends
Troubles with social interactions
Difficulties using language to socialise (verbally and non-verbally) 
Difficulties understanding indirect language (e.g. sarcasm/ humour) 

 

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Speech Therapists support children with speech, language, communication and feeding difficulties.

 

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Some Approaches

  • HANEN (It Takes Two To Talk / More Than Words/ Learning Language and Loving it)

  • DIR / Floortime 

  • Phonological / Articulation Therapy 

  • Lidcombe Therapy 

  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) including

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • PROMPT – Prompts for restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets

  • Oral Motor 

  • Visualizing and Verbalizing® Program for Cognitive Development, Comprehension, & Thinking 

  • Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding

  • Signposts for Building Better Behaviour