Speech & Language Therapy
Children start to learn language from the day they are born. As they grow and develop, their speech and language skills become increasingly complex. Children with speech and/or language difficulties will find it difficult to express and make others understand what they want to communicate.
Children with dyslexia and other specific learning differences often have associated speech and language difficulties. These include delayed speech and language development, inaccurate articulation and poor language skills. Your child may be intelligent but have a speech and language problem. This will slow down his learning and can be very frustrating.
DAS Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) are qualified professionals who assess, diagnose and provide intervention for speech, language and communication-related difficulties in children.
A Speech and Language assessment helps to find out if your child’s speech and language ability is age-appropriate. It also identifies individual strengths and weaknesses. An individual education program is then tailored according to the profile of the child obtained from the assessment.
Speech and Language Therapy is offered in individual or group settings. SLTs aim to build up the child’s fundamental speech and language skills to support his learning in school. Therapy is carried out in a child-friendly, lively and bright environment. Language is aided and enhanced through fun and functional activities.
DAS Speech and Language Therapists also provide awareness talks and workshops in the area of speech and language difficulties.
SLT services are offered ONLY to existing DAS students from preschool to 16 years.