Your child will benefit from a speech-language assessment if they present with:

-Unclear speech or stuttering

-Limited eye contact

-Limited turn taking skills

-Difficulty finding words

-Difficulty putting sentences together

-Unusual voice quality

-Reliance on gestures

-Reliance on physical actions to communicate

-Less verbal then peers of the same age

-Behavioural issues due to communication breakdown

-Finds paying attention challenging

-Difficulties listening to others

-Difficulties understanding others

-Difficulties following instructions

-Often needs repetition

-Difficulties with answering questions

-Struggles relating experiences

-Mixing socially and making friends challenging

-Struggles to remember sounds

-Struggles to remember words for reading and writing

-Picky eaters

-Feeding issues 

Early intervention results in better outcomes so seek help the moment you or anyone who knows your child is concerned about the child's speech or interaction skills.

 

The speech-language therapist will be able to advise you on whether your concerns are valid and will empower you with strategies to facilitate your child's communication skills further.