Speech Clinic Fraser Coast supports children with speech therapy across their childhood and teenage years who live in the Fraser Coast area. We are strong advocates for early intervention. Recognising signs of potential speech, language, social, or literacy difficulties is important, 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?”. Earliest is always best. Speech Pathologists can provide therapy and complete speech pathology assessments 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 kids their best chance to be ready for school. Sometimes speech, literacy, fluency, language and social interaction difficulties can become noticeable throughout a child’s schooling years. We also love to support school-aged children and adolescents to reach their academic and social potential.