Hills District Speech Therapy is wholly committed to improving access to adequate and timely speech pathology services and information to individuals of all ages. This includes educating the wider community on important indicators for speech intervention.

We recommend you contact us or you local Speech Pathologist if someone you care for (i.e. child, parent, partner, sibling…) is:

  • Making a limited amount of sounds.
  • Having difficulty being understood. 
  • Having difficulty expressing needs and wants. 
  • Having difficulty following instructions and answering questions. 
  • Repeating, getting stuck on or stretching out   words or sounds. 
  • Struggling with reading, spelling or writing.
  • Having difficulty with initiating, joining in/ sustaining conversations, or making friends.
  • Experiencing hearing difficulties.
  • Diagnosed with an intellectual delay/disability and/or, disorder such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, and/or ADHD.
  • Experiencing a hoarse, croaky or breathy voice quality.

Or even if an adult you care for is:

  • Having difficulty eating/swallowing
  • Having difficulty speaking and/or understanding as a result of a stroke, brain injury or degenerative disease
  • Conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease
  • Difficulties with projecting their voice
  • Difficulties with re-entry into the workforce and/or participating in social activities 

Does someone you know present with some of the above difficulties?
Get in contact with us today so we can guide you on what to do next.