How can a Speech Pathologist help?
Speech Pathologists are health professionals trained to assess and manage communication and/or swallowing difficulties. At Little Speech, our speech pathologists can work with you and your child in areas such as speech, language, fluency (stuttering), and literacy.
What is the difference between Speech and Language?
Speech and language are two different things. Children may have difficulties with one area or both.
Speech: refers to the physical production of sounds (i.e. pronunciation). A child with a speech disorder may have a limited range of sounds they use, have trouble saying some sounds or putting two sounds together. This means it can be hard for others to understand them. It’s important to note that some speech errors are normal, depending on your child’s age, but some may need specific therapy.
Language: refers to the words and grammar that your child knows. This is often split in to receptive language (your child’s ability to understand others) and expressive language (your child’s ability to use words and grammar to get their message across). Following instructions, naming pictures and remembering new words are all examples of language skills. See our checklist for indicators may have language difficulties.
At All Ears & Speech our priority is to ensure the health and well-being of our team and valued clients. We understand the significant impact the Coronavirus is having on everyone and that this is one of the biggest challenges we have all faced. We are in this together and our thoughts and best wishes are with you and your families during this time.
Whilst our practice activities have slowed significantly, our team remains able to assist you with your hearing and speech healthcare. We have reduced our clinical hours, further strengthened our already exemplary hygiene practices and our Speech Pathologists are now primarily providing services online using TeleHealth.
From the 1st April 2020, we have put the following additional safeguards in place to ensure everyone’s well-being and that our business can continue to look after you and your family.
We will be offering complimentary online resources and short videos to improve children’s listening, learning, speech and language development during this time.
For our adult clients we will be providing auditory training resources to make the most of your devices, and lots of information about hearing loss and the various technologies available. Our team are excited to be updating and sharing these resources with you. As always, any feedback, or suggestions on topics that you would like covered will be warmly received.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our clients for your emails, phone calls and supportive comments during this time. These have been so encouraging and brightened our day. Our clients will continue to remain our priority and we can not thank you enough for choosing us as your service provider.
On behalf of the team at All Ears & Speech please stay safe and healthy.
Proud Director of the best team of Audiologists & Speech Pathologist in SA