It is understandable for kids to be anxious and worried about seeing a Speech Pathologist. They don’t know what to expect and may worry they there is something ‘wrong’ with them. It may be useful to explain that coming to see a Speech Pathologist is like seeing a doctor for your physical health; a Speech Pathologist can assist to communicate effectively. We see lots of children for all sorts of reasons.
Usually after the first visit, children will look forward to sessions and understand that they are in a safe place where they can just be themselves. Our Central Coast Speech Pathologists will always try and lean upon your child’s interests and strengths throughout the sessions to make them as enjoyable and engaging as possible.