You should consider Speech Therapy if:

  • Your 1 year old is making a limited amount of sounds
  • Your 2 year old is frustrated when they can’t get their message across or because they are not being understood
  • Your 3 year old’s speech is difficult to understand (3 year olds should be understood approximately 75% of the time by familiar listeners)
  • Your child is 4 + years and still making errors on s,l,r,z and other sounds
  • Your child has difficulty expressing their needs and wants
  • Your child has difficulty following instructions and answering questions
  • Your child repeats, gets stuck or stretches out words or sounds
  • Your child is struggling with reading, spelling or writing
  • Your child has difficulty with conversation or making friends
  • Your child has HEARING difficulties. Glue ear or Otitis Media is common in the preschool population and is closely related to speech and language delays
  • Your child has a diagnosed disorder such as Autism, PDD, ADHD and Aspergers that can affect specific areas of communication (There are extra rebates available for specific conditions – please enquire for more information)
  • Your child or adolescent has a hoarse, croaky or breathy voice quality