Speech and Language Therapy
Problems with speaking and communicating are the most common developmental delay that children experience. There are also a whole range of medical conditions which can result in your child experiencing speech and language problems.
Here at the Portland we offer a holistic package of care for your child’s medical , psychological and developmental needs and speech therapy is an integral part of this.
What we do:
Being able to speak and communicate clearly is essential to children if they want to be able to express their likes and dislikes, make friends, and interact with others and it’s incredibly frustrating for them when - for whatever reason - they can’t do this. Most of us take these skills for granted – but around one in 10 children experience speech and language problems at some point in their development.
Speech and language therapists are there to help assess and treat their speech difficulties as well as problems with swallowing and feeding.
What we treat:
Speech and language therapists treat children with some of the following problems:
- Mild, moderate or severe learning difficulties
- Physical disabilities
- Developmental speech delay
- Specific language problems
- Difficulties in producing sounds
- Hearing impairment
- Cleft palate
- Autism/social interaction difficulties
- Voice disorders
- Selective mutism
- Dysphagia (difficulties with eating or drinking).
In some case a child may also have speech problems as a result of a physical illness such as a head injury, brain tumour, stroke or cancer of the mouth and throat.
For further information or to book an appointment with the therapy team please call 020 7390 6553.