Difficulties communicating with others can be frustrating for your child. Whether your child has difficulty understanding what others are saying or has difficulty expressing themselves due to language or articulation difficulties, your child needs therapists who understand the wide range of communication strategies available, including the use of alternatives such as communication devices.
Our Speech Pathology team is dedicated to building the bridge in your child’s communication. They provide therapy in a way that is stimulating and will motivate your child to engage with the therapist to master communication difficulties. Each session uses optimal energy and interaction between your child and the therapist to get the most out of your child. Speech Pathology sessions at SWKC rarely involve sitting still at a table with worksheets, instead we use movement and experiential learning to encourage each child to develop and learn new communication skills.
Our therapy team is also able to provide Speech Pathology services for feeding difficulties.
Our Speech Pathology team can help your child with the following areas:
- Expressive language
- Receptive language
- Social interaction and pragmatics
- Quality of voice
- Feeding and swallowing difficulties
Therapies used at SWKC:
- Early language stimulation
- Literacy and phonological awareness approaches
- DIR/Floortime Approach
- Key Word Sign
- Cued Articulation
- Hanen (It Takes Two to Talk and More Than Words)
- Lidcombe Program (Stuttering)
- Nuffield Dyspraxia Program
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems