Concerns about your Child's LIstening and spoken Language Development

There are many reasons why your child’s speech and language development may be delayed.

For example, a slight or temporary hearing loss can have a profound impact on a child’s speech, language and literacy development.

If left undiagnosed it may result in a delay in their listening and spoken language skills putting them at a disadvantage at school and in social situations.


Children with a language delay are also six times more likely to have a reading problem than children whose language is developing normally.

You may not be aware that your child is having hearing or listening problems until it is too late.


Which is why we recommend having a child’s hearing tested first, before any speech and language therapy is considered.



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