Does My Child Need Speech Therapy?
- Saying all the sounds in words e.g. they may leave sounds out or substitute them for different sounds
- May not be understood by familiar and unfamiliar people
- Difficulty following instructions and understanding what is said to them
- Difficulty learning new words
- Late in learning to talk
- Difficulty formulating sentences and using grammar correctly
- Difficulties with the building blocks of literacy e.g. rhyming and syllables
- Identifying letters and sounds including sight words
- Difficulties with reading and spelling
- Find it difficult to maintain a topic of conversation or maintain a conversation
- Difficulty with understanding the social rules
- Find it difficult to know what or how to say things in different conversations
- Involuntary repeat sounds, syllables, words or phrases.
- Not able to get the word or the sound out.
Does My Child Need Occupational Therapy??
- Letter or number reversals
- Copying from the board
- Using scissors
- Maintaining attention to complete tasks
- Drawing simple shapes or pictures
Attention, Self-Regulation and Sensory Processing:
- Sensitive to noise, touch and smell
- Making noises at inappropriate times
- Easily distracted
- Seeks extra movement, touch or sound
- Difficulty attending to parents/teachers
- Difficulty initiating tasks
- Independence in dressing or using cutlery (e.g. doing up buttons etc)