At Change for Life, Speech-Language therapy focuses on helping children with developmental delays or other challenges gain skills in communication, language development and speech.
Change for Life offers Speech-Language assessment and if suitable, intervention to address your child’s specific needs.
At Change for Life, our Speech Pathologists are passionate about working with the paediatric population (ages 0 to 18) in the following areas:
Speech Disorders such as:
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
- Speech Sound Disorder
- Verbal Dysfluency/stuttering
Social Communication/pragmatics: Social Communication Skills can occur independently or in combination with other diagnoses (e.g. autism, ADHD, etc.). Change for life can help children:
- Use language for different purposes: e.g. ,greeting, requesting, informing, etc.
- Adjust language depending on the situation or the listener: e.g., choosing different vocabulary when speaking to a baby versus an adult.
- Follow conversational rules: e.g., taking turns when talking, making eye contact, staying on topic, etc.
- Learn to better recognise their own emotions and the emotions of others.
- Expand one’s social-emotional vocabulary
- Preschool Language Disorders
- Receptive language (problems understanding)
- Expressive language (problems talking)
- Learning Disabilities (LD): difficulties reading, spelling, and writing (which are language problems)
- Selective Mutism: some children are shy and will only talk sometimes in some places, but not in others. This is referred to as selective mutism
- Phonological disorders (difficulties recognising and deploying rules governing the way speech sounds are used and combined in word production)
- Vocal hygiene
- Dysphonia and Aphonia
- Excessive, insufficient, or invariant vocal volume
- Prosody (monotone and pitch control)
- Aprosodia (lack of speech-intonation patters, e.g., monotone speech)
- Pre-literacy skills (e.g., phonological and phonemic awareness)
- Reading comprehension and writing
- Reading comprehension
- Recognise emotions
- Social and emotional vocabulary
Please get in touch with our team here to discuss how our services can help.