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Child Speech Difficulties

 
 
 
Children can present with a number of different speech difficulties. A qualified speech therapist / pathologist can provide assessment, advice and therapy to help with many of these difficulties. Click on the links below to read more about child speech difficulties and the things you can do to improve speech:

Child Voice
Some children have problems with their voices, and have croaky or hoarse voices. There are a number of things parents can do to help their children improve their voices and avoid long term damage.

Selective Mutism
Selective mutism is a social anxiety disorder where an individual experiences fear and apprehension when in social situations. This person may be quite capable of speech but is unable to speak in certain environments, or in front of some people.

Good Modelling for Speech Development
When your child has speech delay, the way you talk can help.

Milestones Speech Chart
Most children develop speech sounds naturally over the first 5 or 6 years of life. See the Milestones Chart to see how your child’s speech is developing.

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