Reading, Writing, Talking and Listening
The communication expectations at school are a big step up from preschool. This is why school is often the first place a speech or language difficulty becomes apparent.
Usually it is the teacher who first notices it. Children with speech or language difficulties may find it hard to follow instructions at school. Their ability to form complex sentences and use a wide vocabulary may limited. Children may find it difficult to pronounce certain sounds when talking or may refrain from talking altogether. On many occasions, a speech or language difficulty presents as a literacy difficulty. A child may have trouble learning to read or write, or understanding the meaning of what they read. If your child has been identified as having one of these difficulties, they may require support from a Speech Pathologist.
At OSAH, our Speech Pathologists work closely with you and your child’s school to set and achieve functional communication and literacy based goals.
Check out the developmental checklist on the school-aged page for skills that your child should be developing at this age.
If you are concerned about your child’s communication or literacy development, please contact us. We are here to help!