The human voice provides the basic sound for speech and singing. It expresses much of the meaning of what we want to say. Our voice tells other people a lot about our emotions, personality and physical and emotional health.
Is your child
- Using the number of words appropriate for their age
- Putting words together in sentences or forming sentences correctly
- Following directions
- Understanding what others say
- Saying sounds clearly and being understood by others
- Stuttering - repeating or getting stuck on words or sentences
- Early communication development, e.g. eye contact, joint attention, turn-taking or imitation
The following Information Sheets are a reference guide.
- Birth to 12 months
- 1 to 2 years
- 2-3 years
- 3-4 years
- 4-5 years
- Babble Development
- Bilingualism Parent
- Creating Opportunities for Language
- Language and Play
- Tips for Talking
University of Sydney
Hearing loss is common in children even after passing their newborn screening. See causes of hearing loss.
For children under 18 months - please seek a referral from your doctor.
For children 18 months +
ACT Health - Audiometry