06 Jan New Year’s Resolutions
Are you concerned about your child’s speech, language or communication development? Are they not speaking as much as their peers? Or is what they say difficult for you or other people to understand? Does your child find it difficult to focus and listen for any length of time? Is your child struggling to for friendships? Do they struggle to get their words out or become jumbled when they are talking? If any of these sound familiar to you it is essential that you seek the help and support that your child needs.
With the chaos of Christmas over, there is no better time to focus your attention on your child’s development and take action in seeking the professional support that you and your child require. Whether you want some general advice to ease your anxieties or want a more detailed assessment, now is the time to act.
Speech and Language Therapists assess and treat children who have a range of communication difficulties including:
- Understanding language (including following instructions) Processing and remembering language
- Putting words together
- Finding the right words to say
- Initiating communication
- Producing speech sounds
- Producing smooth talking
- Forming relationships
- Knowing when it is the right time to talk Speech rate
- Structuring sentences
If you are concerned that your child struggles in any of these areas we advise that you either contact your local NHS Speech and Language Therapy service or contact C&D Independent Speech and Language Therapy to arrange an assessment or for an informal free-of-charge telephone consultation: 07510 067 442
C&D wish you all the best for 2014!