Understanding Skills

Speech Therapy for Receptive Language Disorders in Sydney

Receptive language is understanding.

This is your child’s ability to understand the words they hear and/or read. Different receptive language skills are expected at different ages. The symptoms of children experiencing difficulties with their receptive langague skills can be varied and will depend on their age.

What are the symptoms of receptive language disorders?

Some possible symptoms that may indicate your child is experiencing difficulties
with their receptive language skills include:

The causes of receptive language difficulties are often unknown.

A number of factors may be working together to contribute to your child’s difficulties. Family history is often the most likely indicator, although this may not always be the case. A child’s general cognitive development, exposure to language and personality can all impact on a child’s receptive language skills.
Speech Therapy for Receptive Language Disorders in Sydney

What can I do about it?

Speech Pathologists are specifically trained to assess and treat your child’s language. This includes their understanding skills.

Don’t wait. Early intervention has been proven to help children achieve their best for both immediate and later success. In general these difficulties do not just ‘go away’. Your child is not having these difficulties because they are lazy. You may find they are starting to avoid situations where they have to talk, or will become frustrated when they have to do their homework. This is because it is simply hard for them.

A parent does not cause their child to have these difficulties, however a parent with specific advice and support can help their child to achieve success.

With clinics in Bella VistaOran Park and Penrith, we proudly also offer our services to local Baulkham HillsJamisontownWerrington DownsCranebrookGlenbrookCastle HillEmu PlainsGlenwoodKellyvilleKingswood and Seven Hills residents.

If you have concerns for your child’s talking, understanding or speech sound development contact Chatterbox Speech Pathology to book an assessment.

680 High Street Penrith,
NSW 2750

Oran Park Podium, Level 3, Suite 306, 351 Oran Park
Drive, Oran Park, NSW, 2570

T1 Building, Level 3, Suite 306, 14-16 Lexington
Drive, Bella Vista, NSW, 2153

Book an appointment now to meet with one of our friendly and caring speech pathologists