• Park Lane
    Speech and Hearing

    Welcome to Park Lane Speech and Hearing, an audiology and speech language therapy practice, located inside the Park Lane Hospital in Johannesburg. We specialise in the following fields: audiology, hearing aids and speech-language therapy.

  • What we do

    Park Lane Speech and Hearing provide the following services:

    hearing testing from newborns to adults, hearing aids, speech-language assessments and therapy.

  • Where we are

    We are located in the Park Lane Hospital in Parktown, Johannesburg in South Africa.

    Our practice is on the Lower Ground Floor, South Wing, 14 Junction Ave, Parktown 2193. Call us at (011) 480 4237 / 4258 to book your consultation.

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Language Delay

Language Delay

Language delay is a failure to develop language abilities on the usual developmental timetable.

If your child does not seem to be meeting communication milestones, talk to a speech therapist. It may be nothing, but if your child is delayed in some way, recognizing and treating the problem early is crucial for developing language and learning skills in the long run.

Keep in mind that the timetable for language development is broad, and each child develops at his/her own pace.
But as a general rule, trust your instincts. If something seems wrong to you, call a speech therapist. After all, you know your child best. If your child does have a problem, therapy should begin as soon as possible. Early intervention is important because the first few months of a child’s life are vital to the development of language and communication skills and we must take advantage of this period of normal brain development. This will greatly improve the child's ultimate outcome.