Speech Clinic supports children across their childhood and teenage years who live in the Botany Bay area. We strongly advocate for early intervention. It’s critically important to recognise signs of potential speech, language, literacy or social difficulties, as this helps us to reduce future impacts on academic success and a child’s social life.
Should you wait and see?
We’re always asked, “when is the best age to start speech therapy?”. As soon as possible is always best. Speech Pathologists can complete assessments and provide treatment to children 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, literacy, fluency, language and social interaction difficulties can become apparent throughout a child’s schooling years. We love to support school-aged children to reach their full academic and social potential.