Speech Pathology 

We provide detailed assessment, tailored therapy, advice and education that can improve your children's communication and literacy.

A Speech Pathologist may be able to help if your child…

  • Uses less words than his/her peers

  • Struggles to be understood by adults

  • Mispronounces words/sounds?

  • Has a lisp

  • Has a nasal or husky voice

  • Doesn’t understands what is said to them

  • Struggles to express themselves, get frustrated when not understood

  • Their speech is hesitant or dysfluent (Stutters)

  • Struggles to follow and understand instructions

  • Has a diagnosed disability

  • Is having difficulty learning to read, write and spell

Remember… Early intervention is the key in achieving best outcomes for children.

Our Speech Pathologists Provide: ​

Speech and Language Assessment

Our speech pathologists are skilled in assessing children in the areas of speech, language, literacy and stuttering. The initial assessment session involves collecting case history information, conducting observations and administering standardised and non-standardised assessments. We welcome information from other professionals, pre school and school teachers during this process.This assessment session provides us with comprehensive information regarding your child’s strengths and areas requiring development. 

Following the initial assessment, you will be provided with a detailed assessment report which includes information regarding observations, results and recommendations. Classroom strategies and suggested speech pathology goals can also be included in this report.

Speech and Language Intervention

Our clinic offers 35-minute, 45-minute or 1-hour speech pathology therapy sessions usually on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Our speech pathologists are available to run these sessions Monday through to Saturday from 7:30am to 6:00pm to allow you to find a suitable appointment time to suit your child’s schedule. 

Therapy sessions are usually run in our clinic. We can, however, offer intervention sessions in such settings as schools, preschools and within your own home, depending on our speech pathologists’ availability. Many therapy goals are targeted through individual therapy. We also provide small group therapy to support skill development in school readiness/literacy preparation, as well as groups for children of all ages and capabilities in social skills.

Meetings/Consultation

Available at day-care, preschool and school settings for meetings. These meetings are especially useful to ensure multidisciplinary work for early intervention and collaboration between school and therapy staff.

Groups Sessions

Designed to give children the opportunity to develop their communication skills in a small peer group setting.

Early intervention Services

Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and a Paediatrician all working in collaboration to ensure a holistic approach for your child.

Home Visits 

Available on request. 

Professional Education

Education of parents, whole school staff and TAFE students (Studying child development and childcare) on typical communication development, when to refer, school readiness and how to support children with speech, language and communication needs. Education sessions will be tailored to the clients requirements, please contact the clinic for further information.

Orofacial Therapy: Understanding the Orofacial Complex

Erinn attended a four day course in understanding the orofacial complex to become proficient in assessing and treating orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs). OMDs are abnormal movement patterns of the face and mouth (including oral habits) and can interfere with normal growth and development of the muscles and bones in these areas. OMDs can interfere with how the muscles of the face and mouth work together for eating, talking and breathing. Areas of study throughout this course included developmental anatomy and physiology, dental development across the lifespan, speech, (oral) habit elimination as well as interaction of the orofacial complex (muscles working together) from birth. The course was designed to establish a better understanding of starting points for intervention based on the underlying cause and nature of myofunctional disorders using a systematic treatment hierarchy. 

Orofacial myofunctional therapy may be beneficial for children presenting with the following: 

  • Thumb/finger sucking 

  • Snoring

  • Food avoidance 

  • Dental issues 

  • Tongue thrust

  • Sleep apnea 

  • Enlarged tonsils/ adenoids 

  • Tongue tie 

  • Mouth breathing

  • Teeth grinding  

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