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Child Speech, Language and Literacy Development, difficulties and disorders


The child speech and language section will offer a comprehensive library of information, activities and programs for children with normal communication, communication disorder or delay, and special needs.

Child Development

For children with normally developing speech, language and communication skills we provide information, activities, games and programs to enhance these skills, and practical things parents can do everyday to facilitate their child’s communication and learning. There is also a comprehensive set of milestones to measure your child’s progress. Click here to go to the Child Development Section.


Disorders and Delay of Speech, Language, Literacy and Hearing

Some children have a communication delay or a disorder that does not allow them to communicate effectively. This can very frustrating and have an impact on their learning and social interaction. This section covers speech, language and literacy difficulties and disorders, and hearing impairment. Click here to go to the Speech, Language, Literacy and Hearing Difficulties Section.


Autism Spectrum Disorder

The diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder appears to be increasing and many people have little or no knowledge about the condition.  Our Autism Section contains information, strategies and activities that can be used with autistic children to facilitate and improve communication and behaviour. Click here to go to the Autism Sectrum Disorder Section.


Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. Dyslexia occurs across the range of intellectual abilities. Our Dyslexia section will focus on the causes of Dyslexia and reading difficulties and provide information, strategies and activities to improve your child’s reading and spelling. Click here to go to the Dyslexia Section.

Children with Special Needs

The Special Needs section will focus on children that have more complex difficulties with many aspects of communication. This section also has a heavy emphasis on the Total Communication approach which tries to find any and every way possible to enhance communication using a range on communicative tools. Click here to go the Children with Special Needs Section.


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Child Speech-Language Development

        Child Speech and Language Development. Watching your child develop their speech and language skills is an exciting time for parents. Most children develop speech, language and social skills naturally during the first few years of life. As parents it is important to remember that these first few years are vital and …

Child Speech, Language, Hearing, Literacy and Communication Disorders & Delays

      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, …

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Children

      Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder of the brain and can affect anyone, regardless of social status or intelligence. Autism is sometimes referred to as Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and these are umbrella terms for some more specific disorders which all have many fundamental similarities, …

Dyslexia – reading, writing and spelling difficulties

What is dyslexia? Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that affects a person’s ability to accurately read and spell. Not everyone that has reading and spelling difficulties has dyslexia. People with dyslexia generally need more targeted, specific teaching over a longer period of time to help them improve reading and spelling skills.   What causes …

Children with Special Needs & Learning Difficulties

  Children with Special Needs and Learning Disabilities Children with special needs or learning difficulties often have difficulties with communication. Some children require speech and language therapy to improve, and others need greater intervention and perhaps the addition of some form of communication system or device. However, no matter what the level of communication difficulty, …