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Do you have questions about the services offered here at Chatterbox? You might find the answers in our FAQ below. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of our friendly team members!
There can be many reasons why your child is having difficulty. Evidence shows that children with a family history of speech, language and literacy difficulties are more likely to present with similar difficulties themselves. Some children experience speech, language and literacy difficulties with no underlying family history or developmental difficulties. Other children may present with communication difficulties linked to hearing impairment, developmental delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, intellectual disabilities and a range of other developmental diagnoses.
Children are unique which means their communication skills are unique. The causes of language delays in children are often unknown. Research shows that approximately 20% of children (1 in 5) experience speech or language difficulties. The earlier a child receives additional support for their language difficulties the greater the progress will be.
Your child and your family are important to us and we want to help your child reach their potential. You will see the same therapist every time you visit us at the clinic. This means that your child and family become familiar with the therapist who will lead your child’s communication journey. This also means the therapist will become familiar with how your child learns as their skills change and develop.
All of our therapists have a university degree in the minimum and are members of our professional body Speech Pathology Australia. Our therapists have experience working with children of all ages with a range of communication needs, including: language, speech, reading, spelling, stuttering and social skills. Our Therapists are required to continually update their skills. They attend regular Professional Development Workshops so that they can continue to provide Chatterbox families with the most up-to date, research based therapy