The Speech Language & Literacy Clinic offers tailored &
comprehensive paediatric speech pathology services
for school-aged children (5-18 years).
A Speech Delay or Disorder is where a child experiences difficulties in producing speech sounds to form words and sentences. Research suggests that children with speech problems are at an increased risk for future literacy difficulties at school.
Symptoms that suggest your child may have a Speech Delay or Disorder include:
Difficulties being understood by unfamiliar listeners
Speech sounds slushy
Substitutes ‘s’ with ‘th’ (e.g. thun for sun)
Inconsistent substitution of sounds for the correct sound
Deletion of sounds at the beginning, middle or end of words
Experiences frustration when not easily understood by others