Children are often considered “late to talk” when they are aged between 18-30 months and have a good understanding of language and good play skills, however appear to say less words than expected for…Read More
Difficulties using words, signs or gestures to convey information are often referred to as Expressive Language difficulties or Expressive Language Delay. Children with an expressive language delay often have…Read More
Children who stutter have difficulty speaking in a smooth manner. They may stutter at the start of their sentences, on certain words or in the middle of their sentences. Stuttering can occur in a number of different ways, also known as…Read more
Difficulties with reading, writing and spelling can make everyday school tasks extremely challenging for children! Not only do children need to learn to read, write and spell during their school years, they also need to…Read More
In younger children, understanding begins as the child starts to recognise and respond to the voices of others. Over time the child begins to respond to the speech of others by looking towards the person who is speaking, by smiling or perhaps by…Read More
Social skills are the skills we require in order to interact successfully and in a meaningful way with others. Social skills include verbal behaviours such as the words we say and the topics we choose to talk about. Social skills also include…Read More
Sometimes, children will substitute certain sounds for others, for example they might pronounce all ‘k’ sounds as ‘t’ and therefore “car” is pronounced as “tar”. This substitution of sounds is called…Read More
Articulation difficulties are difficulties using the articulators (tongue, teeth, lips, palate or jaw) to produce a sound. Articulation difficulties are motor difficulties, meaning that the problem is due to a difficulty with moving the articulators in the correct manner. A common articulation error is…Read more
Starting school is an exciting time for young children! It often means making many new friends and being exposed to many new learning experiences, including reading and writing. For some children, extra support is required in…Read more
For all new clients, an initial assessment must be completed. The initial assessment is usually a 60 minute session. During this time the Speech Pathologist will discuss your concerns, relevant medical history and complete a detailed evaluation of your/your child’s communication skills. The Speech Pathologist will discuss the results of the assessment with you and recommend which steps you should take next.
Based on the outcome of the assessment session, your Speech Pathologist may recommend Speech Therapy sessions. These sessions are usually 30 minutes in duration, however longer therapy sessions may be required in some cases. Your Speech Pathologist will work with you to decide the appropriate frequency of therapy sessions (i.e weekly, fortnightly or monthly). During therapy sessions, the Speech Pathologist will work with you/your child to target the problem areas. You will be provided with a homework folder and the Speech Pathologist will provide you home practice tasks at the end of each session. Throughout the therapy process, the Speech Pathologist will evaluate progress and recommend the appropriate next steps.
Our clients range from the young explorer, to the experienced senior and everyone in between.