My name is Alexia Hyams and I'm a Speech Pathologist in the Hills District, Sydney. My website is here to provide you with details of my services that will help your child grow with excellent language and communication skills.
I run a professional, friendly and personalised clinic in Kellyville, that provides speech, language and communication therapy for children.
By engaging your child in fun activities and games, they’ll begin to achieve speech development milestones and have loads of fun doing so!
I provide specialised services in the following areas:
An articulation disorder involves problems pronouncing sounds clearly. Sounds can be substituted, left off, added or changed. These errors may make it hard for people to understand your child.
Young children often make speech errors. For instance, many young children sound like they are making a "w" sound for an "r" sound (e.g., "wabbit" for "rabbit") or may leave sounds out of words, such as "nana" for "banana."
The child may have an articulation disorder if these errors continue past the expected age.
A phonological process disorder involves patterns of sound errors. For example, substituting all sounds made in the back of the mouth like "k" and "g" for those in the front of the mouth like "t" and "d" (e.g., saying "tup" for "cup" or "dirl" for "girl").
Late Talkers (12 - 30 months)
Late in learning to talk or understand when compared with other children the same age.
Difficulties understanding language.
This can include difficulty understanding and following instructions (at home or in the classroom), story comprehension, understanding concepts, grammar markers, questions or the meaning of words.
This is the child’s ability to put their thoughts and feelings into words and sentences that make sense to others.
This can include being able to use correct vocabulary, construct a variety of sentence structures, put the words in the correct order in sentences, provide clear descriptions and details of events, use correct grammar.
Stuttering is characterised by interruptions to the flow of speech, such as repeating sounds and words, hesitating or prolonging sounds.
The cause of stuttering is unknown, but genetics are thought to play a significant role. It often begins during childhood and, in some cases, lasts throughout life.