Phonological processes are a natural part of developing speech. Sometimes your child may have a hard time producing sounds correctly, reading words and passages, or writing sentences with correct punctuation and grammar.
Our expert team of Speech Pathologists can help people who have difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding, language, reading, writing, swallowing and social skills.
We also work with people whose speech is affected by emotional trauma, learning disabilities and physical impairments.
Areas of Speech Pathology
Voice issues can make it challenging for some people to communicate. If your voice is hoarse, husky, or too loud or soft, it may be difficult for you to be fully understood by others. Here are some ways we can help:
Stuttering is when someone repeats or gets stuck on certain words or sounds. Stuttering can be made worse by anxiety and emotions. Here are some ways we can help:
Coordinating all the elements involved in making a sound including your tongue and lips can be challenging for some people.
An example of a difficulty with speech sounds is a lisp, where a person says /s/ and /z/ sounds more like “th”. Here are some ways we can help:
Would you believe that about 1 in 5 Australians have difficulty swallowing? This can include problems with sucking, drinking, chewing, eating and taking medicine.
Speech therapists can help people to improve chewing and swallow more safely, reducing the risk of choking. Here are some ways we can help:
Communication aids offer practical or technical assistance with communicating such as signing, gestures, picture charts and electronic devices. Here are some ways we can help:
Being able to express your ideas, feelings and needs is an important aspect of communication. Speech therapists help people improve their communication in daily life. Here are some ways we can help:
Articulation: Ability to produce sounds correctly by movement of the tongue and mouth. If your child is difficult to understand by either familiar or unfamiliar listeners, they may require therapy.
Phonology: How sounds are used in language. Phonological processes occur as a child is learning to put sounds together to make words. Your child may use the ‘d’ sound instead of using the ‘t’ sound. Phonological processes can be a natural part of developing speech, however if some processes are not remediated by a certain age, therapy may be required.
The ability to read, write and spell. Language skills and comprehension may have an impact on literacy development.
Receptive: to understand written and oral language, comprehension, following instructions and understanding questions.
Expressive: to communicate information, using grammar, words, sentences and gestures. Expressive language is the ability to describe objects in an environment, events or situations.
Stuttering: The repetition of sounds or words, getting stuck on words or dragging out the sounds in words. Facial twitches or movements may also be a form of stuttering.
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