As some young kids grow up, they may face some difficulties when it comes to enunciating or pronouncing their words from time to time. But that’s perfectly normal and through speech therapy with the help of experts, they’ll be able to overcome and outgrow any speech impediments! Here are our top picks for the best speech and language therapists in Singapore you can consider if you’re looking to improve your kid’s speaking abilities.
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AHPC registered speech therapists at Annabelle Kids (AKIDS) provide therapy for children with speech, language and communication difficulties. Combining evidence-based intervention with play-based approaches, their speech therapists develop individualised plans to assist children in meeting developmental milestones for speech (stuttering, articulation, fluency); language (expression and comprehension); social communication (eye contact, joint attention, social cues); auditory processing (hearing impairment) and swallowing difficulties (picky eating, problems with swallowing).
Dinosaur Speech Therapy is team of highly experienced therapists committed to a philosophy of a child-directed, enjoyable approach. The therapists work with caregivers on individualised plans that help children become independent learners and problem-solvers. They specialise in the treatment of communication difficulties associated with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and also have extensive experience with children of all ages with speech delay/disorder, language delay/disorder, social skills/social communication, stuttering, dysphonia (voice disorders), among others. Unsure what help your child might need? Book a free non-obligatory consultation to understand their needs better.
At The Grounds Therapy, the Clinical Director and team of therapists are licensed by AHPC (Allied Health Professionals Council), each with up to 15 years' experience in providing therapy for children from birth to 18 years. Speech Therapists specialize in helping children with speech and language difficulties including motor planning (such as Childhood Apraxia of Speech), limited vocabulary, sentence length, imitation skills and other prelinguistic skills. Their Occupational Therapists specialise in gross motor strengthening and coordination, fine motor skills such as handwriting, sensory integration, toileting independence, and in modifying the environment to better support each child's learning.
Ohana Therapy prides themselves in having a team of passionate speech therapists who specialise in different areas of therapy, including feeding difficulties and picky eating, understanding and expressing language, stuttering, speech sound production (pronunciation), social communication, and alternative and augmentative communication (AAC). The therapists are well experienced with helping clients from birth to adulthood with a range of diagnoses (e.g. ADHD, ASD, GDD, hearing impairment, Down's Syndrome, etc.), so rest assured, your child be in safe hands.
Ohana means family, and that’s what they do: they care for you like you’re family, and actively collaborate with other stakeholders in your child’s life (caregivers, teachers and so on) in their therapy plan. They adopt child-led, neurodiversity-affirming, and evidence-based approaches and can conduct therapy in English, Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia or Tamil.
GDI is a child development and therapy center founded on the belief of Gestalt’s principles of ‘Whole-ness’. They strongly believe in developing the ‘Whole’ child, engaging the ‘Whole’ ecosystem, and walking with you through the ‘Whole’ journey to maximize your child’s potential to be included and be a valued contributing member of society throughout their life. GDI specializes in providing comprehensive support to children and adolescents aged 2 to 18.
With a focus on Gestalt psychology principles, GDI offers personalized interventions through a team of skilled professionals. Their holistic approach encompasses therapy services such as educational, occupational, and speech-language therapy, as well as psychology and school readiness programs. GDI also constructed a cutting-edge Immersive Reality Room (IMR) within their center which transforms their walls to be touch sensitive. Additionally, GDI strongly believes in empowering parents, teachers, and domestic helpers through their training programs.
At AutismSTEP, parents have the option of English or Mandarin sessions, with 2 options to choose from. The Hanen More Than Words Program is more for parents to learn how to improve their kids use of language and communication skills at home, while Articulation Therapy aims to correct common pronunciation mistakes that kids make to prevent them from becoming bad habits!
AutismSTEP, 9 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec Tower 2, #29-01, Singapore 038989, +65 6456 9950, www.autismstep.com/speech-therapy
Led by an all-female team, Amazing Speech Therapy has services for both kids and adults. They can help address concerns like Childhood Apraxia of Speech, which is a motor speech disorder that can affect a child’s ability to articulate sentences. Speech Sound Disorder or Delay is another issue they can help resolve, which is when a kid has difficulty speaking due getting tongue tied or a cleft lip.
Amazing Speech Therapy, 101 Irrawaddy Rd, #17-01, Royal Square Medical Suites @ Royal Square, Singapore 329565, +65 8121 6691, amazingspeechtherapy.sg
Whether your little one is taking more years than usual to start talking, or stutter frequently in their speech, you can ease your worries by visiting Magic Beans. They have a range of treatments available, such as Articulation Therapy to train kids on the correct pronunciation for words, Social Skills Therapy where kids are taught on the appropriate words to use in different scenarios, and Stuttering Treatment to help them be more fluent.
Magic Beans, Block A, 231 Mountbatten Rd, #02-02, Mountbatten Centre, Singapore 397999, +65 8777 3171, www.magicbeans.sg
At A Million Things To Say, therapy sessions are about an hour every week. Group therapy is also available so that kids don’t feel so alone, and both parents and kids will be given role play situations to help practise what’s learnt from the sessions. Families that are too busy to make weekly visits can also opt to have the sessions over Skype, or have a representative visit their home instead!
A Million Things To Say, Block 210, #03-729, New Upper Changi Rd, Singapore 460210, +65 92985421, www.amillionthingstosay.com
Whether your kid has dyslexia, autism or is somewhere on the learning disability spectrum, The Speech Practice provides customized therapy for your kid. Even situations such as your child being shy to speak for example, can be addressed so as to build their confidence and help them be comfortable with their voice!
The Speech Practice, 190 Clemenceau Ave, #03-33, Singapore Shopping Centre, Singapore 239924, +65 9126 4322, thespeechpractice.com
Little Chatterbox has over 15 years of experience to help children who have difficulty expressing themselves through the use of a 3-step approach. Assessment is where they will analyze each kid’s abilities and needs first, before moving on to a one-on-one session or small group to improve on these issues. The center also encourages kids to make friends for cultivating communication skills!
Little Chatterbox, 190 Clemenceau Ave, #04-26, Singapore Shopping Centre, Singapore 239934, +65 9100 5386, www.littlechatterbox.com.sg
If your kiddo is showing signs of delayed communication skills even after they’re 2 to 3 years old or refrains from speaking normally, bring them for a consultation at Headstart For Life. Experienced therapists will help analyze the issues and help improve them through fun, customized programs. Home programs will also be taught so that families can continue practising what they learn for better speech and language techniques.
Headstart For Life, 46 East Coast Rd, #09-03, Eastgate (Katong), Singapore 428766, +65 6893 3171, www.headstartforlife.com.sg
Suited for kids aged between 2 and 12 years old, Happy Talk is a centre that helps any child with speech, reading or spelling difficulties. Therapist Eva Loh will provide individual assessments, and also conducts workshops for parents to help them understand and support their kids difficulties better. She also provides Key Word Sign & Gesture classes, a communication approach to better foster conversations between those with speech difficulties and their caretakers.
Happy Talk – Eva Loh Speech Therapy Practice, 1 Lower Kent Ridge Rd, #04-16, One@KentRidge, NUH Zone B Medical Centre, Singapore 119082, +65 6776 0813, www.happytalkspeechtherapy.com.sg
Homage provides free care consultation for those interested to find out more about speech therapy via their website. Follow-up sessions can also be held either by an hour-long home visit or through video calls between 30 minutes to 60 minutes, which will be better if your kid is too busy with school. Depending on what speech advice your kid may need, their skilled professionals will come up with a learning plan to ensure steady improvement.
Homage, 12 Kallang Ave, #03-19/20, Singapore 339511, +65 6100 0055, www.homage.sg/services/speech-therapy
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