Who we work with

At the Child Development Centre we work with children who may have a specific diagnosis, for example, ADHD, ADD, dyslexia, hearing difficulties, Down’s Syndrome, autism. Often many of the children we see don’t have a specific diagnosis but present with any of the characteristics listed below: spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, global developmental delays, speech / language delay or disorder, developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD).

  • Treatment - The Child Development CentrePoor concentration
  • Behaviour difficulties
  • Auditory processing difficulties
  • A history of ear infections
  • Does not pay attention to verbal instructions
  • Easily distracted by background noises or drifts from paying attention
  • Has difficulty with phonics
  • Learns poorly through auditory information alone (without supporting visuals)
  • Has a diagnosed language or speech difficulty
  • Displays slow response time to verbal stimuli
  • Covers ears to avoid sounds


 The Child Development Centre- Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy

  • Frequently gives odd or inappropriate responses in conversation
  • Frequent tantrums or self directed behaviour
  • Hears sounds such as aeroplanes, etc. before anyone else, and often runs away from them
  • Limited social skills – difficulties interacting with peers
  • Avoids eye contact
  • Hums or makes noises
  • Motor planning and co-ordination difficulties
  • Difficulty organising the day
  • Fatigue by end of day
  • Needs constant activity or visual stimuli
  • Difficulty finding the exact words to express themselves


Please take a look at our listening checklist and sensory checklist to see whether your child may have a listening or a sensory processing challenge that is causing or contributing to their speech, language or other challenges.