Speech Therapy improves the functional talking, listening and understanding skills that children require across all environments and across the age span to do the things that kids do:
SLDTC Speech Therapy focuses on making everyday life easier for children with developmental challenges, their parents, their teachers, and their extended network of families and carers in a child’s understanding and using language for communication, play and social interaction.
* Different skills are required at different ages and stages of education.
Speech Therapy addresses the functional skills that are required across different environments. While the actual ‘therapy’ occurs within the clinic (and home setting through home practice), our Speech Therapy team works closely with parents, teachers and other care-givers to implement strategies to develop language and play skills in the home, child care, kindergarten and school environments.
Therapy is focused on developing and implementing skill development and strategies to help nuture this across all the environments that the child encounters. Without this focus, children can just become very good at demonstrating a skill in the one location, with the one person and in the one way they have practiced it. Speech Therapy, like Occupational Therapy, is focused on children being able to develop and then use skills across all the environments they encounter in order to be the most flexible and proficient learners they can be.y encounter to be the most flexible and proficient learners they can be.
Due to the dynamic nature of children, their specific skill development progression and the ever changing environments (and the demands those environments place upon them) it is not uncommon to find that many children benefit from both Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. In fact, one can directly help the other. This can occur simultaneously or at different times (e.g. a term of Occupational Therapy, followed by a term of Speech Therapy). Your child’s therapist will be specific about this if and when it is appropriate to consider involving another discipline.
The value of choosing SLDTC as your Speech Therapy provider is that by providing both services on site, clients experience a truly integrated multi-disciplinary service rather than one that is discussed but that phone tag between professionals makes it difficult to deliver.
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