Speech & Language Therapy Services for Children
Speech and Language Therapy
Any aspect of speech and language development can be delayed or disrupted. This can mean that a child needs help to communicate in an effective way. Here are some examples of the kind of difficulties that a child may experience:
- Difficulty in producing speech sounds clearly
- Difficulty in putting their ideas into words
- Difficulty in making their needs known
- Difficulty in understanding what another person is saying to them
Sometimes there may be an obvious cause that contributes to the difficulties that a child is experiencing e.g.
- A physical cause e.g. being born with a cleft palate
- A sensory cause e.g. having a hearing impairment
- A medical cause e.g. head injury following an accident
- Some children have communication support needs associated with other conditions such as Downs Syndrome or autism spectrum disorder
Sometimes there is no obvious cause or condition for their communication difficulties.