Students with language difficulties can benefit from support to help them communicate and learn at home and school. A formal language assessment by a qualified and experienced speech pathologist will provide specific strategies for a student’s individual needs.
When children start school their language skills still continue to develop and the stronger their language skills are, the better they will progress, especially with subjects such as reading, writing and spelling.
Sometimes people wonder why speech pathology, occupational therapy and other allied health services cost as much as they do. The hourly rates cover many costs in providing the service beyond just wages which we will explain in more detail below.
Children have an in-built need to play which begins when they are babies. Play is vital for developing language, thinking, motor skills and social skills. As children grow and develop the type of play they enjoy changes too. Providing the right kinds of play opportunities for your child’s age and stage of development can greatly enhance their learning and skill development.
Talking Matters also offers workshops and professional development sessions to assist educators and families in developing their skills in assisting children. Sessions are planned and run at the Talking Matters office during the year. Training sessions and workshops are also possible at your site so please contact us if you would like to discuss this option.
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