Speech Clinic provides speech therapy across their childhood and teenage years who live in the Armidale Regional location. We advocate for early intervention. Recognising signs of potential speech, language, social, or literacy difficulties is important, as this helps us to minimise future impacts on social and academic success.
They’ll grow out of it, right?
We’re always asked, “when is the best age to start speech therapy?”. Earliest is always best. Speech Pathologists can complete assessments and provide treatment to kids from 16 months to 18 years old. There is strong evidence supporting early intervention. When a speech therapist can support a child from birth until 4-5 years old, they can reduce the long-term impacts of a communication or language disorder. This gives our children the best chance to be ready for school. Sometimes speech, language, literacy, fluency and social interaction difficulties can become apparent throughout a child’s schooling years. We also love to support school-aged children to reach their full academic and social potential.