Expressive and Receptive language refers to the way we use and understand language to communicate effectively.
Concerns with your child’s language will vary depending on their age, but may be indicated by:
Stuttering is a disorder whereby the flow of speech is interrupted. There are different types of stutters, including the repetition of a sound (i.e “b-b-b-b-but l want the ball”), repetition of a syllable (i.e ”I want to read the “ca-ca-ca-caterpillar book”), repetition of a word (i.e “can-can-can-can l have a turn?”), or repetition of a phrase (i.e “ I want-l want-I want-I want to go to the park”). Other types of stutters include prolongations, where a sound is stretched in a word (i.e. “I don’t wa-a-a-a-a-a-ant to go”) and blockage, where there is a stoppage of airflow and your child is unable to make any sounds at all.
Concerns with your child’s fluency will vary, but may be indicated if:
Articulation refers to how we use our tongue, teeth, lips and jaw to produce speech sounds. Children will produce errors in their speech sounds at different points throughout their speech development, as different sounds are produced at different ages. A speech delay occurs when a child continues to produce these errors past the age expected.
Concerns with your child’s speech will vary depending on their age, but may be indicated by:
Masnad Health Clinic supports children with their communication difficulties. Our vision is to deliver a culturally diverse, family-centred service, incorporating evidence-based practice, to work with your child’s strengths to empower you and give you a sense of ownership in your child’s learning and development.
Our Speech Pathologists can provide services in Arabic and English.Contact us today if you need Speech Pathology!