Dr Susanne Dopke
Speech and Language Pathology
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My child behaves oddly.
My child spends much time with repetitive movement and self-stimulating behaviour.
My child is very shy and withdrawn and is unable to speak to unfamiliar people.
My child is unable to concentrate and doesn't listen;
My child stutters.
My child can't learn in school.
My child has difficulties with finding or maintaining friends.
My child's voice sounds awful.
My child has an illness or condition that affects speech, memory or problem solving.
As soon as you become aware that there might be a problem with your child's development of speech, language or communication because early help works fastest.
identify reasons for the problem.
Explain the problem to the family.
Write a report to take to others.
Design a treatment plan together with families or carers.
Treat the child with the help of the family or carers.
Advise parents, teachers and other professionals involved with the child.
Last updated: November 3rd, 2007