Child speech, language, hearing, and communication disorders and delays happen for a number of reasons. Often children have a combined speech, language and literacy delay. All of these areas of learning, whether it be an isolated problem, or a combination of problems, can cause the child immense frustration and often unhappiness. However, with the right guidance and input most children can make good progress with speech, language and literacy skills.
This section of the website has 4 parts:
Speech difficulties, delays and disorders
This section will cover child speech disorders, phonological difficulties, dyspraxia, stammering, cleft palate and structural difficulties, articulation difficulties, dysarthria, voice and selective mutism. Through the use of videos and links to more detailed information, icommunicate will provide activities and strategies to facilitate all children to overcome their difficulties. Click here to go to the Speech Difficulties Section.
Language difficulties and delays
Many children have difficulties understand and/or expressing language. This section will focus on expressive and receptive language difficulties, and specific language impairment. Click Here to go to the Language Difficulties Section.
Dyslexia and Literacy difficulties
Some children have difficulties with reading and writing, and often these children also have a problem with speech and language. icommunicate will provide strategies and activities to facilitate children with literacy difficulties as well as taking an holistic approach by looking at activities that can benefit speech, language and literacy together. Click here to go to the Dyslexia and Literacy Section.
Deaf and Hearing impairment
This section will focus on all forms of hearing impairment and give guidance and information on hearing aid equipment as well as ideas, activities and strategies to help the hearing impaired child with communication. Click hear to go to the Deaf and Hearing Impairment Section.