passionate about helping kids and young people reach their full potential.

Q What is Speech Pathology?

Speech Pathologists are allied health professionals with expertise in the assessment and management of communication, feeding and swallowing difficulties. They are trained in a variety of areas and work with children and young adults of all ages to overcome communication struggles and learn healthy habits. Speech Pathologists are able to identify, assess, diagnose and treat a wide range of areas and create ongoing treatment plans to ensure healthy development in children and adolescents.

Q Speech Pathologists can support children and families with the following:

Speech difficulties
Language difficulties
Literacy difficulties
Social communication difficulties
Stuttering and voice difficulties
Swallowing and feeding difficulties

Q When should you take your child to see a speech pathologist?

As children learn and develop through interacting with everyone around them, it is important to ensure that we are all aware – as parents, family members, educators and health professionals – of what the red flags are for their developmental milestones. According to Youthrive Speech Pathologist Freeda Thong, early intervention is the key to helping children reach their full potential.

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