Speech Beacon would like to wish all our Chinese friends a very Happy Chinese New Year! Gong Xi Fa Cai! To everyone else, lets celebrate together! : )
Our clinic will be closed from 30th January 2014 and re-open for therapy session on 7th February 2014.
Frequently Asked Questions – Jan 2014
Q: I have a child with speech problems. How should I go about getting help?
If you find that your child’s speech and language development and communication skills are slower than or unlike other children of his/her age, you should direct your concerns to your child’s paediatrician. Your paediatrician might make recommendations to consult a speech therapist alone or see other related professionals such as developmental paediatrician (children doctor that specializes in child development), child psychologist, child psychiatrist, audiologist (professional in hearing science) and occupational therapist for further assessment. This depends whether your child is only having speech problem or there are other underlying problems such as autism, hearing loss or global developmental delay.
Alternatively, you may bring your child directly to a speech therapist for an initial assessment and consultation session. The speech therapist will assess your child’s speech and language skills through parental interview, observing and interacting with your child. Whenever possible, certain tests might be used to assess your child’s speech-language skills. The results and findings of the assessment will then be discussed with the parents and recommendations will be made based on the assessment.
Parents can consider starting speech therapy if it is confirmed that the child is having a speech-language disorder.