Childhood Development 18-24months

Paediatric Therapy

The therapists at Carianne Vermeulen Speech & Language Therapists have extensive experience of providing speech and language therapy to children of all ages.

Speech Disorders

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) / Developmental Apraxia of Speech (DAS)
Speech Sound Disorders: Articulation and Phonological Processes
Oro-facial Myofunctional Disorders
Voice Disorders

Language Disorders

Early Intervention: 0 – 3 years Developmental Language Delays / Disorder
Pre-­School Language Disorders
Language-­Based Learning Disorders

Medical and Developmental Conditions

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Cleft Lip and Palate
Cerebral Palsy
Various Syndromes
Sensory Integration Problems

Feeding and/or Swallowing Disorders

Including Videofluoroscopy
Swallow Studies

Our experience with Carianne Vermeulen Speech & Language therapists has been phenomenal. When our 3 year old daughter was diagnosed by a Psychologist with PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder) we didn’t know what that was and how to deal with it. Our daughter lost the 2 words “bye bye teacher” that she was starting to learn and could not say any words. At 3 years she would babble like a baby, randomly scream and didn’t maintain any eye contact with us. She was less aware of the environment that she was in, didn’t care for anyone, could be clumsy sometimes and she would cry for no reason. This frustrated me a lot especially the clumsiness as I battled to go out with her especially when I had to do shopping. The sessions that she has been having with the therapist has brought about a major change and development in her personality. She is now a sweet, loving, smiling, playing, laughing daughter. She maintains eye contact & reads your lips when you are talking, recently we’ve recorded her a couple of times saying some words and singing some of her crèche songs with her brother. She is now ready to learn the meaning of the words and we are so proud of her and grateful for the assistance that she is receiving from her therapist at Carianne Vermeulen Speech & Language Therapists.
Lungiswa Yiwani