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Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology in parramatta can assist your child if he or she is having difficulties with self-expression, comprehending instructions, correctly articulating words, or stuttering. It can also give children the confidence they need to reach their full potential.

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Speech pathology, also called speech-language pathology, is a field of health care that focuses on evaluating, diagnosing, and treating people of all ages who have trouble communicating or swallowing. 

Speech pathologists help people who have trouble speaking, understanding language, or making good use of their voices. They also help people who have problems with cognitive communication, social communication, or eating and swallowing. We are providing speech pathology in parramata to help with difficulties in communcation, language delay, literacy difficulties and speech delay.

Speech pathology is a diverse and rewarding field that helps people improve their communication and quality of life. Speech Pathologists need a master’s degree and certification to work. They work in schools, hospitals, and private practises, among other places.

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Why should I care about my or my child having an accent change?

An accent can interfere with your ability or confidence to do your job, socialise with others, or form friendships. Accent change will help to make your speech easier for others to understand you and improve the effectiveness of your communication.

 

What can I do to improve my child’s accent?

You can enrol your child in activities that require him or her to communicate frequently. You can also seek assistance from a speech therapist, who is fluent in the language you require assistance with.

How can I deal with my child’s language delay?

Simple speech delays are frequently temporary and can be resolved on their own or with a little extra assistance. However, it is critical to encourage your child to communicate with you through gestures or sounds, as well as to spend plenty of time playing with, reading to, and conversing with the child.

Is it possible to overcome language delay?

Simple speech delays are frequently temporary and can be resolved on their own or with a little extra assistance. However, it is critical to encourage your child to communicate with you through gestures or sounds, as well as to spend plenty of time playing with, reading to, and conversing with the child.

How can a lisp impact on my child?

A lisp can affect your child’s ease of settling into conversations. It can also enhance the difficulty of your child in school because explaining why he or she makes sounds differently from his or her peers can be very tricky.

Can a lisp persist into adulthood?

Yes, lisps can persist into adulthood if the adult did not receive speech pathology as a child or if they stopped speech therapy too soon and the therapy gains were not maintained. If such lisps do not bother the adult and are viewed as a positive aspect of the adult’s identity, there is no need for the adult to attend speech therapy. However, if the adult is embarrassed, frustrated, or annoyed by their lisp, they should contact us for assistance because it is never too late to be helped.

What is the impact of literacy difficulty on a child’s skill sets?

If a child has literacy difficulty, they will generally struggle in phonological awareness, phonics, sight words, and vocabulary.

Why should I care about the phonological awareness of my child?

You should take your child’s phonological awareness very seriously because phonological awareness skills are the bedrock for successful literacy development for your child.

Do you have social group skills development programs targeting adolescents?

Yes. We have group social skills development programs that target adolescents. Contact us to learn more about these programs.

Does stuttering really affect my psychological state?

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Im an adult with swallowing difficulties, can you still help me?

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Do you have social group skills development programs targeting adolescents?

Yes. We have group social skills development programs that target adolescents. Contact us to learn more about these programs.

Can speech delay be prevented or avoided?

It all depends on the cause of the speech delay. But generally, you may not be able to prevent or avoid speech delay in your child. You can seek assistance to be shown how to help your child talk more and speak better.

Is it too early to seek help for my child with speech sound disorder?

It is never too early to seek assistance for your child if he or she has a speech sound disorder. It is advised that you do so if you notice your child having more difficulty understanding than his or her peers; making speech errors that his or her peers do not; feeling self-conscious about his or her speech; becoming frustrated about his or her speech; being picked on because of his or her speech; understanding less than 70% of what he or she is told at the age of three and a half years; having speech that is not 100 percent intelligible and easily understood by others.

Can a child suffer stroke speech and language problems?

Regardless of age, everyone can get a stroke and children are usually at a higher risk of communication problems after a stroke.

Can my stuttering child recover from the condition naturally?

Approximately 5% of children are likely to recover naturally from stuttering. This means that 95% of the children will continue to have a stutter unless they receive professional help from a speech pathologist.

 

When should I seek help for my child’s voice disorder?

You should seek help for your child’s voice disorder as soon as you notice the child has voice issues, the child’s voice issues are interfering with his or her ability to be heard or understood by others, the child feels self-conscious or upset about his or her voice issues, the child is being teased by others because of his or her voice issues, or you are concerned about the child’s voice issues.

How can I know if my child has word finding difficulty?

You will know if your child has word finding difficulty if the child knows and understands a particular word, but has difficulty retrieving it and using it in their speech.

What are some of the comprehension disorders?

Confusion regarding the meaning of words and phrases; failure to link concepts in a passage; omission of, or glossing over, details; trouble separating major information from small ones; and lack of attention when reading are all examples of comprehension difficulties.

What do the protective factors typically considered during early intervention mean?

The protective factors that are typically considered during early intervention are characteristics or conditions of individuals, families, communities, or societies that mitigate the risks that children may be exposed to. They increase the health and wellbeing of the targeted children and families.

Can I have Post Stroke therapy here once im out of hospital?

The protective factors that are typically considered during early intervention are characteristics or conditions of individuals, families, communities, or societies that mitigate the risks that children may be exposed to. They increase the health and wellbeing of the targeted children and families.

Is it ever too late for stuttering therapy?

The protective factors that are typically considered during early intervention are characteristics or conditions of individuals, families, communities, or societies that mitigate the risks that children may be exposed to. They increase the health and wellbeing of the targeted children and families.