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Speech problems

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Speech problems in children

Speech problems are common in young children but some speech troubles can indicate a speech or development delay. Find out when to seek further advice.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Speech problems

Talking is something most of us take for granted

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Selective mutism in children & teens | Raising Children Network

Children with selective mutism can’t speak in certain situations. This can interfere with their daily life and development. Children need professional help.

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Stuttering in children: causes & treatment | Raising Children Network

Stuttering is a common speech problem that makes it hard for children to speak smoothly. If you notice your child has a stutter, see a speech pathologist.

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A call through the National Relay Service | Department of Communications and the Arts

If you work in a contact centre or as a receptionist, you may occasionally receive calls from your customers through the National Relay Service (NRS). The NRS is an Australian Government initiative that enables people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impediment to make phone calls in the same way as anyone else. People use the NRS when they need to talk to a hearing person who is using a phone. This includes contacting organisations like yours to do business over the phone. A call through the NRS is known as a relay call.

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Communication disorders: children & teens | Raising Children Network

Communication disorders and impairments include speech disorders, language disorders, stuttering and voice problems. Speech pathologists can often help.

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National Relay Service - an introduction to relay calls | Department of Communications and the Arts

If you have difficulty hearing or speaking to people who use a phone, the National Relay Service (NRS) can help.

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National Relay Service call numbers | Department of Communications and the Arts

All the numbers and access points for making a relay call.

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Speech pathology

Speech pathologists are university trained professionals who work with people of all ages to diagnose, manage and treat communication and swallowing problems.

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Speech and language | enableme - stroke recovery and support

About one third of stroke survivors have trouble with speech and language. Find out about common difficulties including aphasia

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