What is my child saying; Is that normal?

Does your child have a speech impairment or language disorder? What should a child be saying and when should he/she be saying it? Do you have difficulty understanding your child? Is your child frustrated because no one understands what he/she is saying? Are you frustrated and don’t know what to do?

The Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs is organizing an informative session entitled, “What is my child saying; is that normal?”

The information session is intended for the general public and especially parents in order to help them in understanding speech and language development in children. and learning tip and/or strategies on how to assess and help improve your child’s speech and language skills. The facilitator for this workshop will be Speech Therapist, Ms. Najhilah Brooks.

Parents and other interested persons are encouraged to come out to this session which will be held on Wednesday November 4th, 2015 at the University of St. Martin from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

The objective of the sessionis to bring awareness to parents about speech and language development and also to provide useful tips on how to assess and help improve your child’s speech and language skills. At the end of the workshop, you will have tools to assess if your child needs speech therapy and you will know how to improve your child’s speech and language skills.


For more information, you can contact the Student Support Services Division at 543-1235 or email studentsupportservices@sintmaartengov.org. The SSSD office is located in the Amigo Building across from the Police Station and next to the WIB.


The Student Support Services Division(SSSD) provides support services to students referred by the care team of their schools. These services consists of psychological services, counseling services, social work services, educational diagnostic services, career services, speech therapy services and parent education sessions.