Speech Therapy in Ryde
Kids Speech Language Literacy

Get the help your child needs

Kids Speech Language and Literacy offer speech therapy in Ryde NSW. The service is conveniently located near parking and public transport at Top Ryde.

Michele has a special interest in school-age literacy and has undertaken extensive training in a variety of evidence-based programs and practices to support students with oral language, reading, spelling and writing difficulties. Michele has also successfully treated preschool (in their final year of preschool before starting school) and school-age children with speech sound disorders.

 

What should my child be able to do?

Can other people understand your child when he or she speaks?
Do you think your child isn’t talking or saying as much as other kids in your mothers’ group,
child-care or preschool or compared to your other children?
Is your child stuttering when he or she does speak?
Is your child struggling to read and write at school?

Find out what speech and language skills are expected at different ages.

 

 

Listening

  • understand up to 50 words and some short phrases
  • follow simple instructions (e.g., ‘throw the ball’)
  • point to familiar objects when named
  • point to some pictures in familiar books

Speaking

  • say 50 single words – some easier to understand than others, but becoming more consistent
  • copy lots of words and noises
  • name a few body parts
  • use objects in pretend play (e.g., hold toy phone to their ear and say ‘hello?’).

Listening

  • follow simple two part instructions (e.g., ‘give me the
  • ball and the car’)
  • respond to simple wh-questions, such as ‘what’ and ‘where’
  • point to several body parts and pictures in books when named

Speaking

  • say more than 200-300 single words
  • put two words together (e.g., ‘bye teddy’, ‘no ball’)
  • use their tone of voice to ask a question (e.g.,‘teddy go?’)
  • say ‘no’ when they do not want something
  • use most vowel sounds and a variety of consonants (m, n, p, b, k, g, h, w, t, d)

Listening

  • follow more complex two part instructions (e.g., give me the teddy and throw the ball)
  • understand simple wh-questions, such as ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘who’
  • understand the concepts of ‘same’ and ‘different’
  • sort items into groups when asked (e.g., toys vs food)

Speaking

  • say more than 1000 single words
  • say four to five words in a sentence
  • use a variety of words for names, actions, locations and descriptions
  • ask questions using ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘who’
  • talk about something in the past, but may use ‘-ed’ a lot (e.g., ‘he goed there’)

Listening

  • answer most questions about daily tasks
  • understand most wh-questions, including those about a story they have recently heard
  • understand some numbers
  • show an awareness that some words start or finish with the same sounds

Speaking

  • say more than 1600 single words
  • use words, such as ‘and’, ‘but’ and ‘because’, to make longer sentences
  • describe recent events, such as morning routines
  • ask lots of questions
  • use personal pronouns (e.g., he/she, me/you) and negations (e.g., don’t/can’t)
  • count to five and name a few colours

Listening

  • follow three part instructions (e.g., put on your shoes, get your backpack and line up outside)
  • understand time related words (e.g., ‘before’, ‘after’, ‘now’ and ‘later’)
  • start thinking about the meaning of words when learning
  • understand instructions without stopping to listen
  • begin to recognise some letters, sounds and numbers.

Speaking

  • say more than 2,200-2,500 single words
  • use well formed sentences to be understood by most people
  • take turns in increasingly longer conversations
  • tell simple, short stories with beginning, middle and end
  • use past and future verbs correctly (e.g., ‘went’, ‘will go’)
  • use most speech sounds, but still may have difficulties with ‘s’, ‘r’, ‘l’ and ‘th’.
Speech Therapy in Ryde Sydney for Primary School Children, picture of school children sitting on stairs

SCHOOL AGE

Middle Primary School

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PRESCHOOLERS

3 – 5 years

Speech Therapy

Speech pathology helps to improve communication skills through:

Speech

The correct pronunciation of sounds in words and sentences, speech fluency and clearness of your child’s words when talking.

Language

Assisting children to construct full sentences with correct grammar, to learn new words and to learn to talk about their ideas.  Helping children to listen to their peers, their family and to follow instructions at home and at school. Understanding what is being talked about at home, in the playground or preschool and understand what is being taught at school.

Literacy

From basic pre-literacy skills to reading and spelling. We can support children with their reading, reading comprehension and spelling skills. We can also help those struggling with written expression.

Client Locations

Speech Pathology for Kids in Ryde 2112
Speech Pathology for Kids in Rhodes 2138
Speech Pathology for Kids in North Ryde 2113
Speech Pathology for Kids in East Ryde 2113
Speech Pathology for Kids inWest Ryde 2114
Speech Pathology for Kids in Denistone 2114
Speech Pathology for Kids in Eastwood 2122

Speech Pathology for Kids in Marsfield 2122
Speech Pathology for Kids in Macquarie Park 2113
Speech Pathology for Kids in Putney 2112
Speech Pathology for Kids in Ermington 2115
Speech Pathology for Kids in Gladesville 2111
Speech Pathology for Kids in Epping 2121

DO I NEED A REFERRAL FOR SPEECH PATHOLOGY?

No, you do not need a referal from a doctor to see a speech pathologist.
Please call 02 9808 6612 to make an appointment with us.