Our one-on-one speech therapy sessions are available for children aged 2 years or above. After the initial assessment, an individualised treatment plan will be devised to address your child's needs.
Speech Therapy focuses on developing a child’s overall communication skills across the following specialist fields:
• AAC (augmentative and alternative communication)
• Articulation and phonology – producing a full range of speech sounds and using
• Autistic Spectrum Disorders
• Expressive language – using words and sentences, in a variety of different
ways and for different purposes.
• Language disorder
• Learning disability
• Preverbal skills such as eye contact, joint attention and using gestures.
• Receptive language – understanding what is said to them.
• Social communication such as turn-taking, staying on topic and using non-
verbal communication appropriately.
• Stuttering – Fluency Disorder
Children develop speech sounds in stages. When a child cannot produce specific speech sounds properly by a certain age, they may have an articulation disorder.
A child with an articulation disorder may:
find it difficult to pronounce certain speech sounds, e.g. say "Coo" instead of "School"
substitute one sound for another, e.g. say "Wobot" instead of "Robot"
omit a sound, e.g. "At" for "Cat", "Up" for "Cup"
Also known as Stuttering. It begins in childhood, and may last throughout adulthood. It may affect a child's self-confidence and social functioning.
A child with fluency disorder may:
have difficulty starting a word or sentence, e.g. "H...H...H...Hello"
repeat words in a sentence, e.g. "Can we make...make...make a cake"
put extra sounds or words in a sentence, e.g. "I uh... love going uh... to uh... school"
Speech & Language Disorder/Delay
A child with Speech and Language Disorder/Delay may have difficulties understanding others (Receptive Language), expressing themselves (Expressive Language), or a combination of both.
Some red flags of language disorder/delay include:
not babbling by the age of 12 months
not talking by the age of 18 months
not being able to speak in short sentences by the age of 2 years
Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
Children reach milestones in feeding and swallowing. For example, they begin to put hands on bottles while feeding at 3-4 months old; start to accept spoon feeding or pureed food at 6-9 months old; can chew a wide range of textures at 18-24 months old. Your child may have a feeding and swallowing problem if they:
refuse to eat or eat only certain textures
takes a long time to eat
drool a lot
have problem chewing
Having concerns about your child's speech and language development, or feeding and swallowing abilities?
Give us a call, and our speech therapist will let you know how we can help improve your child's problem.