Speech Clinic Prospect provides speech therapy across their childhood and teenage years who live in the Prospect 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?”. As soon as possible is always best. Speech and Language 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 our children the best chance to be ready for school. Sometimes speech, language, literacy, fluency and social interaction difficulties can become present throughout a child’s schooling years. We also love supporting school-aged kids to reach their full academic and social potential.