Helpful FAQs

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Dyslexia is when a child has difficulty in one or more of the following: reading, spelling, writing and comprehension. A Speech Pathologist, who follows a well evidence phonics program such as: “Sounds Write” and “Talk 4 Writing” can assess and deliver an individualized program that targets the child’s specific needs.
If your child has a speech or language problem, a speech pathologist will assess your child’s level of ability and design a program to help your child develop the skills and abilities she needs. During the assessment, the speech pathologist will talk with you about what your child has trouble with.
This will depend on your health cover and the level of cover that you have taken out. You may want to contact your health care provider before commencing with speech therapy.
Speech-language therapy addresses challenges with language and communication. It can help people with autism improve their verbal, nonverbal, and social communication. The overall goal is to help the person communicate in more useful and functional ways. Some individuals on the autism spectrum are not able to speak.
The overall effectiveness of speech therapy for people who have communication difficulties after a stroke largely depends on the area of the brain the stroke affected and the severity of the brain damage. Generally, speech therapy can help those whose speech is affected by a stroke.
Yes, a Speech Pathologist can correct lisps.There are two types of lisps:Lateral Lisp: this is when a child produces a particular sound (e.g. ‘s’ or ‘z’) and it sounds ‘slushy’. This is not a typical speech disorder. It requires speech therapy as it will not self-correct naturally.Interdental Lisp: This is when the tongue pokes out between the teeth when the child is producing a particular sound (e.g. ‘s’ or ‘z’). This may self-correct by the age of 7 years.

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