Does my child need speech pathology?


Parents and carers often know when there's cause for concern. Checkout some communication milestones and red flags here.


Speech and language development occurs along typical lines and there are clear, standardised assessment guidelines to determine if there is anything amiss. So, whilst very well-meaning friends and family might urge you not to worry, a speech-language pathologist is trained to know what is typical or not, and to consider the long term effects of any speech and language problems left untreated. You know your child best, so if you feel there is something not quite right, please feel free to email us at Little Language or call for a chat about speech therapy on the Gold Coast on (07) 5679 5609.


 You will always speak directly to a speech-language pathologist who can answer your questions for free and without any obligation!  


What if my child does need speech pathology?


At Little Language, we are proud to provide evidence-based assessment and therapy tools, and extensive experience in the management of speech, language, and literacy difficulties, and orofacial myofunctional disorders. 


Speech Disorders include - 

Childhood Apraxia of Speech - a motor speech disorder

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders - where the tongue moves forward in an exaggerated way during speech and/or swallowing, and sits forward at rest

Speech Sound Disorders: Articulation and Phonological Processes - delayed or disordered ability to make sounds (articulation) or sound patterns and contrasts (phonological processes)

Stuttering - the disruption of speech sounds affecting fluency

Voice - problems with the way the voice sounds, such as hoarseness


Language Disorders include - 

Receptive Language - difficulty understanding language 

Expressive Language - difficulty using language 

Language-based Learning Disabilities - problems with age-appropriate reading, spelling, and/or writing (literacy)


For more information about Speech Pathologists, or about any of the above difficulties, visit - 

Speech Pathology Australia or

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


“The limits of my language means the limits of my world.”

Luddwig Wittgensen, Philosopher

"Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow."

Lawrence Clark Powell, Librarian & Author

"A child loves his play, not because it's easy, but because it's hard."

 Benjamin Spock, Paediatrician