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Speech Pathology Services

Fun Family Centred Therapy

What happens during a speech therapy session?

  1. We will get to know you

  2. We will develop a treatment and management plan together

  3. We will provide direct therapy and more importantly, care-giver education

 

1. We get to know you

 

We will find out:

  • your main concerns

  • your goals for your child and family

  • how you learn

  • what you feel is going well

  • what areas you would like to feel more confident in

  • what you would like to gain from seeing a speech pathologist

 

We will get to know your child by finding out about your child's:

  • medical, family and developmental history

  • current communication method (e.g. how the message is delivered to you)

  • motivations to communicate

  • interests

  • strengths

  • challenges

  • interactions with other people

  • play

  • response to their environment

  • current language
     

2. We will develop a treatment and management plan together

We will provide a treatment and management plan which:

  • is based on your needs as a family

  • uses your child’s strengths and interests

  • helps your child learn skills, increasing independence and access to activities of daily living

  • improves your child's ability to get the message across

  • improves their interaction with others

  • helps to minimise the challenges

  • teaches skills in play

  • increases language skills

3. We provide direct therapy and more importantly, care-giver education

The treatment and management intervention plan will form the basis of the speech therapy moving forward with goals being re-assessed regularly. In addition to direct therapy, we will equip you with the skills to continue the learned therapy approaches at home. This has been shown to improve outcomes.

Our therapy follows evidenced based practice to maximise outcomes. However, given each child is unique, we tailor our approaches to suit their strengths and interests.

Therapy Areas of Special Interest

Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Care You Deserve

Head banging, hand flapping, melt downs, fixed interests, delayed language…the world of Autism is a complex one that all too often leaves parents feeling overwhelmed, confused and defeated. Unfortunately, there is still so much that is unknown as to what Autism is and how our children will be affected by this confusing disorder.

What we do know is that despite these intense feelings of distress and confusion… you are not alone. There is help and you have every reason to feel hopeful!

Developmental Disabilities

Hand's on support when you need it most

Developmental disability is an umbrella term which includes a group of chronic conditions which result from mental and physical impairments. Children with a developmental disability have difficulties in certain areas of life, especially in the areas of:

  • language

  • play

  • mobility

  • learning

  • self-care

 

While many developmental disabilities are identified soon after birth, others are detected in the child’s first, second or even third year of life. Developmental disability which impacts on all areas of a child’s development is often referred to as a global developmental delay.

Language Disorders

Maximising communication outcomes

Language disorders can affect a child’s ability to understand what is being said to them and/or express in words what they are thinking and feeling. Language disorders can also impact how a child learns and interacts with others.

When a child has a language disorder it can make it difficult for them to know which words to use to form coherent and meaningful sentences. It may cause their vocabulary to be limited and the sentences they use to be short, incomplete or ungrammatical.  A child with a language disorder may not be able to understand conversations and may have difficulty responding to basic questions.