Speech and Language Therapy /Communication needs
Children’s Speech and Language Therapy helps children with a range of Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) to achieve and maintain their potential. It also provides support and advice to families and those working with children.
Children may present with:
- Delayed or disordered language development
- Speech sound difficulties
- Voice disorders
- Social communication difficulties/Autism
- Severe Learning Difficulties
- Physical disabilities, e.g. cerebral palsy
- Hearing impairment
- Maxilla-facial disorders such as cleft palate
- Feeding and Swallowing difficulties
A Speech & Language Therapist:
- can assess and advice regarding your child’s speech, language and communication development. Therapists are trained to advise and support children with SLCN and their families.
- works in local Community Clinics, schools, and hospitals.
- works with parents, teachers, health staff as well as children. This may be in a group or one-to-one.