Speech, language and communication problems we help
Our speech and language therapists can help your child with an array of difficulties they may be experiencing at home, in school or during their daily activities. Our speech and language therapists work with children of all ages and abilities. Our therapists will assess your child’s skills and then provide therapy accordingly. Some of the common speech, language and communication problems that our speech and language therapists work with include:
Expressive language difficulties
Expressive language difficulties are any difficulty with the use or production of language. Often, a child will know what they want to say but will be unable to effectively express their message.Read more..
Receptive language difficulties
Receptive language difficulties are any difficulty with the understanding or comprehension of language. Often a child will be unable to understand a message that has been said to them.Read more..
Motor speech difficulties
Motor speech difficulties occur when children have difficulty with the movement of the muscles used for speech production. This can create speech that is not accurate and can be difficult to understand.Read more..
Social communication difficulties
Some children may have difficulty with communicating with peers in an appropriate manner. Those with social communication difficulties may not be able to adapt their behaviour depending on which situation they are communicating in or who they are communicating with.Read more..
Speech sound disorders
Children may have difficulties with the development of their speech sounds. They may hear and process sounds as the incorrect representation, making their speech hard to understand, particularly for those who they do not know.Read more..
Stammering is an involuntary process that causes sudden repetitions or blockages of sounds. This can lead to lots of frustration for the individual who stammers. Stammering can vary in severity and some individuals may develop body movements that occur alongside the stammer.Read more..
Speech and language difficulties in bilingual children
Some children who speak two languages will not have any language difficulties. When bilingual children have language difficulties they occur in both English and their home language. Our speech and language therapists can help identify and support language difficulties in bilingual children.Read more..
These are just some of the problems we help with, our speech and language therapists can help your child with a range of difficulties they may be experiencing. Our speech and language therapists can help to identify any underlying difficulties the child may be experiencing.