Speech Clinic provides speech therapy across their childhood and teenage years who live in the Sutherland Shire area. We advocate 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 we wait and see?
Frequently, we’re asked, “when is the best age to start speech therapy?”. Early is always best. Speech and Language Therapists 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 provides children with the best chance to be school-ready. Sometimes speech, language, literacy, fluency and social interaction difficulties can become present throughout a child’s schooling years. We love to support school-aged children to reach their full academic and social potential.