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Common Concerns

At LEAP Centre, we understand that seeking therapy can come with a host of questions and concerns. Parents and caregivers often wonder if their child’s development is on track or feel uncertain about the best course of action to support their growth. Rest assured, our team is here to address each worry, providing personalised care plans tailored to the unique needs of every child. We’re committed to creating a supportive environment where children can confidently take strides in communication, movement, and skill development. From addressing fussy eating habits to enhancing speech clarity and motor skills, our dedicated professionals are equipped to guide you towards meaningful progress. Your concerns are our catalysts for crafting an empowering experience that helps your child LEAP forward in their development.

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Common Concerns

Support for Stuttering At LEAP Centre

Embracing Every Child's Voice At the LEAP Centre, we understand the concerns that come with parenting, especially when it comes to the unique pace at which each child develops their speech. Among these concerns, stuttering stands out as a notable area where parents and caregivers seek understanding and support. Stuttering affects the fluidity of speech, manifesting through repetitions, prolongations, and hesitations that can impact a child's confidence and willingness to communicate. The questions of whether stuttering can be cured, its origins in the brain, the role anxiety plays, and its classification as a mental disorder are common and valid. In this...
Child Isn't Reaching Milestones
Common Concerns

Child isn’t reaching developmental milestones

Supporting Your Child’s Unique Journey If you're concerned that your child is not reaching their developmental milestones, you're not alone. Many parents share this concern, and at LEAP Centre, we're here to provide the support and guidance you and your child need. Understanding and addressing developmental delays early can make a significant difference in your child’s growth and well-being. Understanding Developmental Milestones Developmental milestones are markers of skills that children typically learn by a certain age, such as walking, talking, interacting with others, and self-care abilities. It's important to remember that every child is unique, and they may reach these...
Late Talker
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Late Talker (my child isn’t talking yet)

Encouraging Every Child to Find Their Voice Concerns about a child's speech development, particularly if they are a 'late talker', are common among parents. At LEAP Centre, we understand these concerns and are here to offer expert support and guidance. Our team of paediatric speech therapists specialises in helping children who may be developing their speaking skills more slowly than typically expected. Understanding 'Late Talkers' A 'late talker' is a child who is developing understanding and use of non-verbal communication but has a limited spoken vocabulary for their age. It's important to note that some late talkers may catch up to...
Sensory Processing Issues
Common Concerns

Sensory processing issues

Understanding and Supporting Unique Sensory Needs At LEAP Centre, we recognise that sensory processing issues can be a significant concern for many families. Sensory processing issues occur when the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses. Children with these challenges may be overly sensitive to stimuli, underreactive, or seek sensory stimulation. Our dedicated team is here to support children and families navigating these challenges. Understanding Sensory Processing Issues Children with sensory processing issues may have difficulties with handling everyday stimuli such as sounds, lights, textures, and movements, which can affect their daily activities...
Eating
Common Concerns

Picky eater

Empowering Positive Eating Experiences At LEAP Centre, we understand the challenges that come with having a picky eater. Picky eating is a common concern among parents, and it can be stressful trying to ensure your child is receiving the nutrition they need. Our team is dedicated to helping children explore and expand their eating habits in a positive, supportive environment. Understanding Picky Eating Picky eating can involve a limited range of food preferences, strong food dislikes, or reluctance to try new foods. It's often a normal part of development, but for some children, it can be linked to sensory sensitivities,...
Behavioural Concerns
Common Concerns

Behavioural concerns

Empowering Children Through Understanding and Support Behavioral concerns can be challenging for both children and their families. At LEAP Centre, our occupational therapists (OTs) are equipped to support children who may be experiencing behavioral challenges. We understand that behavior is a form of communication, and our approach is centered on understanding the underlying reasons for these behaviors and addressing them in a supportive, nurturing way. Understanding Behavioral Concerns Behavioral concerns in children can manifest in various ways, such as tantrums, aggression, withdrawal, or difficulties with attention and concentration. These behaviors may be related to sensory processing issues, communication difficulties, social...
Poor Play And Social Interactions
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Poor play and social interactions

Fostering Connection and Engagement Through Play At LEAP Centre, we understand the importance of play and social interactions in a child's development. If you're concerned about your child's play skills or their ability to interact socially, our team is here to support and guide them. We believe every child has the potential to engage, connect, and thrive through play and interaction with others. Understanding Play and Social Skills Play is a vital part of childhood, essential for learning and development. It's through play that children explore the world, learn social rules, and develop communication skills. Some children, however, may find...
Speech Is Not Intelligible
Common Concerns

My child’s speech is not intelligible

Expertise and Training for Clear Communication Concerns about a child's speech clarity are common and understandable. At LEAP Centre, we are dedicated to addressing these concerns with a team of highly trained speech therapists. Each of our paediatric speech therapists has completed extensive training in speech development, with a specific focus on improving speech clarity. Additionally, all our therapists are PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) trained, equipping them with specialised techniques to enhance speech intelligibility. Understanding Speech Intelligibility Issues Speech intelligibility involves how clearly a person's speech is understood by others. While many children develop clear speech...
Showing Signs Of Autism
Common Concerns

Showing signs of Autism

Understanding and Responding to Developmental Concerns At LEAP Centre, we recognise the importance of identifying early signs that may suggest a child is on the autism spectrum. While we do not diagnose autism, our role is to provide support, guidance, and early intervention services for families who have concerns about their child's development. Recognising Potential Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Autism Spectrum Disorder is characterised by challenges with social communication and interaction, as well as restricted or repetitive behaviors. Each child is unique, but common signs to be aware of include: 1. Social Communication and Interaction Delayed speech or...
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