speech pathologist for kids
Speech pathologists are a vital part of the Pinarc service package and are known for helping children learn to communicate. Communication involves many skills, including both understanding and sharing messages with others. We all communicate in different ways using many different modes of communication, such as:
- spoken words, written words, signs.
- picture symbols and real objects
- vocalisations, gestures, body language & posture, facial expression
- output from Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) apps and devices
- our behaviour
Our Speech Pathologists support children and their families across all aspects of communication, including:
- emerging language (for children beginning to use language)
- receptive language
- expressive language
- speech sounds
- fluency (stuttering)
- social communication
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
– Using different modes of communication, such as signs, picture symbols, real objects, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) apps and devices. These modes can be used alongside spoken communication.
– Supporting important people in a child’s life to read their non-verbal cues, such as their behaviour, vocalisations, body posture, gestures, and facial expressions.
Speech pathologists can help children who may have difficulty eating and swallowing food, and drink safely.