School Readiness: How to support your child’s communication skills

Did you know that your child’s speech and language skills are the single most powerful and sensitive indicator of their development?

According to Speech Pathology Australia, one in 5 Australian four years olds has a speech and language difficulty.

This means that if your child is one of these children, starting school could bring its challenges.

The 20% of Australian kids who struggle with speech and language usually have difficulty with skills like :

  • Attention and listening
  • Understanding
  • Talking
  • Putting sounds together, combining words to make phrases, sentences
  • Speech
  • Interaction with others

In the 3 minute video below, I highlight one of the most important things that you can do now to make sure that your child has the communication skills needed to succeed at school.

Watch it now, and don’t forget to scroll down for your chance to receive free resources to support your child’s school readiness


Sonja Walker




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