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What Is Speech Pathology?

Around 13% of Australian children have a communication difficulty. Speech Pathology, also known as speech therapy, involves helping these children who have problems communicating.  Their difficulties may include:

  • understanding what is said to them
  • using words and sentences to effectively communicate their message
  • pronouncing words correctly
  • stuttering
  • social skills
  • reading and writing
  • hearing

At SmallTalk Speech & Language Therapy, Erin Wilkins specialises in working with children who have any of the above communication difficulties.

Generally, the first time you see a speech pathologist they will conduct an assessment of your child’s communication needs. This will involve discussing your concerns with you, asking questions about your child’s general development, and using specific assessment tools to determine your child’s communication strengths and weaknesses. Following assessment the speech pathologist will discuss with you whether subsequent therapy sessions are appropriate.

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