Speech pathology studies, diagnoses and treats communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering, and using voice. We support those with difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, learning disability, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, dementia and hearing loss, as well as other problems that can affect speech and language. We also support fussy eating, difficulties swallowing food, and drinking safely.
Our key services include:
Articulation (saying sounds correctly)
Language (saying more words and creating sentences)
Alternative / augmentative communication
Whilst individual sessions may be included, our approach features collaborative, short-term, solution-focused coaching for parents, rather than long-term therapy for children. We work with families because we know your children need you more than they will ever need us.
What does it look like?
In order to get started, we begin with a 90-minute intake assessment in which we ask about the problems and concerns that bring you to our service. We learn about your child and their developmental, medical, social, and educational history. We may take additional sessions to really get to know your situation in more detail before we make our initial diagnosis (if appropriate). Finally, we work with you to put together a treatment plan. The treatment plan helps us create the initial goals of speech therapy, determine whether you will participate in family and/or individual therapy, and discuss the recommended frequency of therapy. Subsequent appointments are typically 45–50 minutes long.