What are some of the warning signs that my child may be falling behind in speech development?
Warning signs that indicate your child may benefit from speech pathology include not being understood by others, having trouble following instructions, telling a story or explaining something, having difficulties with social skills, or struggling with finding the right words to use.
If your child is not talking, is not talking as much as their friends or is a fussy or messy eater, they may be requiring speech pathology support.
Once your child is in school, some signs are not ‘keeping up’ in the classroom, or having difficulties with reading and spelling or reading comprehension. These are also signs that there may be underlying language or literacy difficulties that speech pathology can help with.
If you feel like your child is showing some of these warning signs or you are concerned about their communication or literacy, give a speech pathologist a call. Have a chat about how they can help. Children can benefit from seeing a speech pathologist in a range of areas. These include speech, language, literacy, fluency and swallowing.