Speech Therapy for Children
What is the speech therapy?
Speech therapy is learning to talk properly.
Half of all children, who are 5 or 6 years old, have problems with speaking. For example, it may happen that they cannot say certain words properly.
In speech therapy, children learn how to speak correctly.
In games, the speech therapists practise speaking correctly with the children. They also tell parents how to practise with their children at home.
How does speech therapy help?
When the children go to school, it is important that they can speak correctly. Only then can they learn to write properly. Almost all children (90%) learn to speak correctly thanks to speech therapy teaching.
How do I receive speech therapy advice?
Speech therapists examine all children in Upper Austria, who are in a kindergarten. After the examination, the parents come to the kindergarten for an advice appointment. At the advice appointment, the speech therapist discusses the results of the examination and whether the child needs speech therapy teaching.
What does speech therapy cost?
That depends on the health insurance. Some health insurance schemes pay the whole cost of the treatment.
Some health insurance schemes only pay a part. The parents have to pay the rest, maximum 5 euros.
Parents should bring a letter of referral to the first therapy appointment.