Welcome to Young Speech Pathology
Starting the conversation with children.
Here at Young Speech Pathology, we place the utmost value on the family unit.
Our goal has always been to create a family centered practice that offers therapy services in ways that are flexible and sensitive to the different needs and preferences of each individual family. Why?
Because when therapy works for the family – it helps the child!
Holistic care considers the ‘whole’ child – this includes their family.
Speech Pathologist Practice Owner
Every parent wants to know the answer to the golden question – how long will therapy take? While it is impossible to determine the answer to this question, there are some universal rules that improve prognosis and get you out of therapy faster. Here’s 3 quick tips:
Make sure you’re on time and keep your appointments. Each session builds on previous ones and it is important to keep the momentum going with progress. Too long between sessions can cause the child to forget a skill they learnt in the previous session, which means instead of moving forward, we will have to re-hash the previous lesson. This is different to children who require several sessions to master a particular skill. This refers to skills that are acquired during therapy – we like these not to be forgotten before our next session!
Our focus areas.
All of the services we offer here at Young Speech Pathology primarily focus around the improvement and development of five key areas communication.
Using our teeth, tongue, lips, jaw and palate to make sounds.
Receptive language: the comprehension of language.Expressive language: the ability to express ideas, thoughts and feelings using language.
How fluent our speech is – a breakdown in fluency is known as stuttering.
How our voice sounds when we talk. This is affected by features such as loudness (too loud, too soft), pitch (too high, too low), and quality (rough, breathy, harsh).
Feeding and Mealtimes
Involves working with feeding difficulties and picky or fussy eaters.
When are we needed?
Families access speech pathology for many different reasons. Here are some examples:
- a child with autism
- a child who stutters
- a child who is difficult to understand
- a child who is an extremely picky eater
- a child with reading or spelling difficulties
- a child who struggles to understand directions or follow conversation
Never feel that any question is too small or silly– we’re here to help. We can’t help to fix an issue if we don’t know about it!
The way that we provide therapy for your child will be tailored depending on what their needs are. We will conduct an initial assessment (can be between 60 – 120 minutes in length) to determine how our services may best help your child and family based on your child’s strengths, difficulties, and your priority goals for therapy. From here, future appointment frequency and lengths can be determined and catered to both the needs of your child and family.
We’re also proud to offer mealtime therapy services for picky eaters or problem feeders. Appointments for mealtime therapy may be booked as individual appointments or group sessions (subject to availability).
Home and school visits can also be arranged.
Young Speech Pathology is a registered NDIS provider. We are also providers for Better Start and Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) funding. Our office is equipped with Hicaps facilities to process private health and Medicare rebates at the time of your consultation.
Clients who are covered with private health may be eligible to claim a partial refund for services provided through their private health fund.
Clients with a Complex Medical Plan (CMP) referral through their GP are eligible for a partial rebate for up-to five visits per year through Medicare.
Getting in touch.
To ask further questions, or organise an appointment for your child, please contact us on the details below.
All appointments take place in our office space along 6/56 Charles St, Aitkenvale 4814
Phone – 0408–166–506
Email – [email protected]