SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY

Speech & Language Therapists (SLTs) assess, diagnose and provide therapy & management for children and adults with speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulties.  Difficulties in these areas can have an impact on their success in classroom activities, social interaction and friendships, literacy development and self-esteem. 

SLTs work with children with difficulties:

  - Speech sounds difficulties (i.e. making sounds clearly)

  - Spoken language difficulties (i.e. vocabulary & grammar)

  - Narrative difficulties (i.e. understanding & telling stories)

  - Inferencing, reasoning and problem-solving difficulties (i.e. ‘reading between the lines’ and using language to identify and

    resolve problems)

  - Literacy difficulties (i.e. reading & spelling)
  - Social skills difficulties (i.e. understanding about the perspectives & feelings of others and knowing how to interact with

    others)

  - Fluency difficulties (e.g. stuttering)
  - Feeding and swallowing (i.e. dysphagia)

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