Proficient hearing is critical to speech, language and literacy development. While your child may appear to hear well, the quality of the sound being received and processed may not be optimal. Recurrent middle ear infections can distort the auditory signal, causing inconsistent phonological representations. This may lead to speech delay or disorder and/or auditory processing and literacy difficulties.
Contact the following organisation to enquire about a FREE hearing test:
95 Sheridan Street, Cairns QLD 4870
Ph. 4052 3700
Private audiologists are also available for hearing tests.
Speech Pathology Australia Resources for the Public, including fact sheets on a variety of topics.
Caroline has a wealth of information on her website, including ages and stages of development, types of speech intervention and tips for parents and families.
Raising Children - A great website that includes information for all ages, including language development and autism.
Try their links on communication in the different age groups.
This is the evidenced-based stuttering program used at Speech Plus Speech Pathology.