Children with speech and language difficulties

Please note that I am currently fully booked and not taking any new referrals for children, but you can find a qualified, CORU registered therapist at:

Services for children

For children with speech and language difficulties

When a child’s speech and language is developing normally, we may not pay much attention to how this comes about, however when there is a problem, we can feel quite stuck. If you have a concern about your child’s development, look into it, as early intervention is the key. Common reasons that children come to me include:

  • Being slow to talk
  • Difficulties with speech
  • Difficulties with developing language skills, such as putting words into sentences
  • Difficulty with listening and paying attention
  • Difficulty with understanding what you are saying
  • Difficulty with fluency, such as a stutter
  • Issues with language, learning and/or literacy at school
  • Difficulties with social communication, such as having conversations and mixing with other children
  • Issues with the voice, such as hoarseness

While children can have a specific difficulty with speech and/or language with no other issues, children with certain conditions can be more likely to have communication difficulties. These include:

  • Hearing impairment
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Down Syndrome 
  • Attention Deficit and/or Hyperactivity Disorder
  • General learning disability

Speech & Language Therapy Services

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