Did you know that 2 to 3 kids per class have a developmental language disorder? Often speech and language development and communication needs are under diagnosed.
Why does it matter? Statistics show that people with speech and language developmental disorders are 6 times more likely to suffer from anxiety and 3 times more likely to have clinical depression.
They are also at significant risk of struggling with reading, spelling and mathematics. Noala is on a mission to help and they have asked us to share the reasons why it is important to catch this early.
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Developing good communication skills at a young age is essential to future learning, confidence and general well being. Good communicators generally thrive in life and those who struggle to communicate well, can be left behind.
The formative years are a period of rapid neurological development and early intervention for children who show signs of speech and language developmental disorders can greatly help the outcome of future learning and communication.
Every child is different and they hit milestones at different times. But when it comes to speech and language, if your child is not hitting the milestones for their age, it may be a sign of developmental language disorder and it could be time to seek professional help.
If you have any concerns about your childs’ speech and language development, early identification and intervention is key.
Working with a professional before they begin school can:
From assessment to intervention, Noala aims to make speech and language therapy mainstream.
Parents play a key role in supporting their children. Always go with your gut instinct if you think there is an issue and seek the help you need.
If your child is diagnosed with a speech and language disorder, there are ways that you can help and support them at home, alongside any professional help they may be receiving.
Read how mum Kellie helped support her daughter to find her voice.
The key to helping them is to be patient and understanding and get them the support they need as early as possible.
Noala is on a mission to make speech and language mainstream. Their platform offers your family instant access to a certified speech professional, guiding you through a tailored clinically backed, parent-led Speech and Language Therapy coaching program to help your child reach their set targets.
The first program is built for developmental language, motivating your child to say and understand their first words and sentences.
If you’re interested, you can sign up for free, accessing your first coaching video, all about food. You’ll be able to book a call to chat to your designated expert speech professional for guidance, feedback and support your child’s progress and questions you may have.
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