SPEECH DELAY SUPPORT

PRODUCTS TO HELP WITH THERAPY AND AN ONLINE COMMUNITY FOR AUSSIE PARENTS OF KIDS WHO HAVE SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DELAY

When people support each other incredible things happen

My youngest has speech delay. I didn’t seek help until he was over two and a half. I had the “She’ll be right” attitude, which I believe is a good attitude to have when it comes to child raising. Sometimes comparing children’s walking, teething, sleeping patterns, speech, etc. with other children can stress many mothers out. Especially as each child develops in their own time. However after many months of noticing he wasn’t reaching the milestones he should be, I sought out help and it confirmed what I suspected.

All well and good realising your child has speech delay, now what?

There are so many terms, acronyms, and things to learn when you are told your child has a developmental delay.  It’s a new world of things that as a parent I hadn’t known or ever thought about. Sure you can google answers but it’s still a shock to the system. I believe a supportive environment always helps.

 What’s the saying “It takes a village to raise a child”? Parents need help and support when navigating a new journey.

 That is why I started the speech and language delay Australia Facebook community.

This is a community group for Australian Parents who have children with speech delay. For parents to support each other, share resources, ideas, stories, and tips during the journey of helping their little ones find their voices. There are over a 1000 parents in this group. Parents feeling overwhelmed with their child’s speech delay diagnoses do not need to be alone during the journey.

 

JOIN SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DELAY AUSTRALIA (PARENTS GROUP)

This group is for parents of children with speech and language difficulties living in Australia. It’s for parents to support each other, share resources, ideas, stories, and tips during the journey of helping their little ones find their voices.
To join over 1000 other parents please click below.

Through my son’s speech delay journey I have discovered the benefits arts and crafts has in helping implement speech therapy at home.

To assist kids with speech therapy there is an area dedicated to speech therapy art and craft activities in the Nat’s Nest arts and crafts memebers area.

Therapy at home

Here are some of our best porducts to help with speech therapy at home

Dot Markers – with speech sounds download

Sand Timer Set – 3 Piece 5,15 & 30 mins

Speech kits

Craft kit

Ultimate kids arts and craft kits

DIY calm down bottles

FOCUS ON COMMUNICATION

Talk with your child, sing, and encourage imitation of sounds and gestures. Point out colours shapes, and count what you see. Pay attention when your child talks and get their attention before you talk.

READ TO YOUR CHILD

Start reading to your child when they are a baby. Look for age appropriate soft or board books or picture books that encourage kids to look while you name the pictures. 

USE EVERY DAY SITUATIONS

Talk your way through the day. Name foods at the grocery store, explain what you’re doing as you cook a meal or clean a room, and point out objects around the house. Keep things simple and avoid “baby talk”.

SEEK HELP EARLY

Recognizing and treating speech and language delays early on is the best approach. Visit your doctor if you have an concerns about your child’s speech and language development.