Many children in the Netherlands are raised as bilingual. Children have the ability to rapidly grasp multiple languages. They can also quickly learn how to pronounce the different sounds in languages, adjusting their communication easily to their surroundings.
Some children, however, have difficulty with their mother language and/or the Dutch language. Therefore, they may not feel understood by their environment, they may have difficulty keeping up in school or they may have difficulty making friends. It is very important to seek the correct support to prevent your child from any further communication problems.
Do you live in a multilingual household?
Are you unsure which language to speak at home?
Does your child have trouble speaking Dutch in class?
I frequently work with bilingual families to offer advice & support for the whole household (parents included) to establish a strong language basis for the children.
Of course young adults and adults may also need speech and language therapy.
Speech and language therapy can be used in a
variety of circumstances.
The following list describes common indicators of challenges in which speech and language therapy can support: