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Is Your Child Falling Behind?

Early Intervention and School Readiness

The importance of early intervention for children with speech and or language problems cannot be over-emphasized. All research demonstrates the value of assessing and providing therapy as early as possible in a child’s development.

This Practice has recently been involved in an intensive therapy programme run alongside Inner West Sydney Medicare Local and Sydney Health Speech Pathology department. Pre-school children with a range of communication difficulties across different severities were assessed by a Department of Health speech pathologist and prescribed differing amounts of treatment depending on their needs and progress over time.The children who attended this therapy have made very significant gains and now have a far stronger foundation for both learning and the development of reading and spelling, once they begin school.

We run a school readiness programme based on your child’s current communication skills. If you have any concerns about them, now is the time to seek a professional opinion about your child’s readiness for school. Having a pre-schooler assessed for their school readiness and receive therapy, if needed, before they commence school enables them to learn the essential building blocks for school learning, socializing, reading and spelling. Once weekly therapy provides invaluable help for pre-schoolers.

 

Is My Child Developing Normally?

Child’s Age:
2 Year old
3 Year old
4 Year old
5 Year old
6 Year old

  • Can say these sounds:
    ‘p, m, b, w, h, y, n’
  • Can say at least 30 single words
    e.g. ‘go, milk, car, more, no’
  • Is starting to say small 2 word sentences
    e.g. ‘go car’, ‘more drink’ etc

There is no need to worry at this time.
A speech language and learning assessment is recommended.
Please call 02 9797 1880 or book an appointment.

  • Can say these sounds:
    ‘p, m, b, w, h, t, d, y, n, g, k’
  • Can say short, sometimes ungrammatical sentences
    e.g. ‘Leaf falled off tree.’ ‘Me want more biscuit.’

There is no need to worry at this time.
A speech language and learning assessment is recommended.
Please call 02 9797 1880 or book an appointment.

  • Can say these sounds:
    ‘p, m, b, w, h, t, d, y, n, g, k, s, z, sh, ch, l, f, j’ etc.
  • Can say mostly well constructed, clear sentences
    e.g. ‘Tomorrow can we go to the zoo?’ ‘I’m going to paint our house on that paper.’

There is no need to worry at this time.
A speech language and learning assessment is recommended.
Please call 02 9797 1880 or book an appointment.

  • Can say these sounds:
    ‘p, m, b, w, h, t, d, y, n, g, k, s, z, sh, ch, l, f, j, r, v’ as well as consonants blended together e.g. ‘br, sl, st, sn’ etc.
  • Can say well constructed, clear sentences
    e.g. ‘Don’t touch that book it’s mine, Granma gave it to me for my birthday.’ ‘We’re both wearing the same shoes today, let’s have a race.’
  • Is able to write and recognise their written name
  • Is able to recognise some simple sight words in home readers, within the first 6 months of starting school
  • Is starting to read and spell simple consonant-vowel-consonant words
    e.g. ‘hot, cup, bag’ (if in kindergarten)

There is no need to worry at this time.
A speech language and learning assessment is recommended.
Please call 02 9797 1880 or book an appointment.

  • Can say these sounds:
    ‘p, m, b, w, h, t, d, y, n, g, k, s, z, sh, ch, l, f, j, r, v, th’ as well as consonants blended together e.g. ‘br, sl, st, sn’ etc
  • Can say long, well constructed, clear sentences
    e.g. ‘This book is about all the animals at the zoo that I saw on our excursion.’ ‘What time do we need to go to my soccer game on Saturday?’
  • Is able to read and spell simple consonant-vowel-consonant-consonant or consonant- consonant-vowel-consonant words
    e.g. ‘lost, drop’ (if in Year 1)

There is no need to worry at this time.
A speech language and learning assessment is recommended.
Please call 02 9797 1880 or book an appointment.