Towards the end of term 1, parents sit down with their little one’s prep teacher. This is an opportunity to reflect upon the triumphs and challenges from the term. Many difficulties that children experience in prep stem from a speech, language or literacy difficulty. These are areas that speech pathologists assess, diagnose and treat within.
Speech pathologists can help if a prep child has,
Unclear speech when talking with teachers and peers. Difficulty understanding instructions. Difficulty understanding and using new words. Uncertainty completing show-and-tell presentations. Difficulties learning and retaining information about letters and sounds. Difficulties learning how to read – both sounding out and sight words. Difficulties making and maintaining friendships. Difficulties engaging in age-appropriate play. Dysfluent speech (stuttering). Difficulties talking in complete sentences. Difficulties retelling back personal or fictional stories. Difficulties writing letters and words.Continue reading »