Communication is a vital part of life. We all communicate, every day.

Children between the ages of 3-6 years are developing their communication skills at a rapid rate. Many children with cerebral palsy (CP) or at risk of CP have difficulties in learning to speak. This is not so noticeable when the child is young, but at this age, when children’s speaking skills grow at an explosive rate, difficulties in this area can become more obvious. Children learn to understand and use increasingly more complex sentences, while their speech becomes clearer and easier to understand. During this age, children begin to combine words into sentences, share ideas in more complex ways, and learn social skills to help them form friendships and relationships.

To learn more about how we can support you, please contact our friendly team

How we can help

What we help with
  • Understanding and using words and language to communicate
  • Visual supports and assistive technology for communication 
  • Gesture and Key Word Sign to support speech and language development
  • Learning to produce clearer and more intelligible speech
  • Reading and writing skills
  • Creating environments that are conducive for learning to communicate
  • Social communication to build and maintain friendships and relationships with others
  • Support communication skills for a successful transition to school
Who can help

At CPA we have highly trained and dedicated staff who support communication development across the preschool years.

You can work with our:  

  • Assistive technology experts 
  • Speech pathologists  
How we can help

We offer a blended model of services to meet the individual needs of children and their families.

Appointments may be arranged: 

  • At your local centre; 
  • In your home; 
  • In your local community 
  • Or via Telepractice 

A small group session may be recommended. Groups can be attended in person or via Telepractice.

Funding supports

If you have a funding package from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we can work with you to maximise the benefits.

You can purchase supports using your: 

  • Capacity Building Supports budget 
    • Improved Daily Living (15)

Tell me more

We will respond as soon as possible, between Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

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