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Welcome to Gold Coast Health's program to help and support children's speech sound production. 

Sometimes children may run late with their speech sound development.  Caregivers play such an important role in supporting and encouraging their child’s speech development. On these pages, you’ll find simple strategies that you can use at home (or anywhere!) to support your child’s speech sound development. 

It’s never too early, or late, to seek support from a Speech Pathologist. If you have concerns about your child’s communication development, talk to a Speech Pathologist. 


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Last updated 07 Dec 2023