Comprehensive Initial Assessment
(1 - 2 hours)
This involves a comprehensive assessment of your child's speech, language and communication skills. Formalised assessment tools are used. Your Paediatric Speech Pathologist will contact your child's educators, school and learning support team to provide a comprehensive analysis of your child's learning and communication skills. Additional assessment time may be required for more complex assessments. A detailed report with all assessment findings can be provided to you if requested.
Initial Screening Assessment
These assessments are suitable for younger (toddlers and preschoolers) and children with mild speech, language and communication difficulties. Informal assessment tools will be used and a brief report of the assessment findings will be provided to you if requested.
Short Therapy Appointment
Shorter therapy appointments are suitable for younger children or children who have mild speech errors. Session lengths will be determined by the nature of your child's delay or disorder.
Extended Therapy Appointment
(45 - 60 minutes)
Some children will require extended appointments due to the complexity of their speech, language and communication skills. Older children may also benefit from longer appointment times as these may target multiple areas of their communication skills such as literacy, social communication skills and language skills (listening and talking skills).
Home and School Visits
A visit to your child's preschool, school or home can be arranged and the fee will be negotiated. If you wish for your child to be seen at school, please discuss this will your paediatric speech pathologist. Permission from your child's preschool or school will need to be arranged prior to an appointment being carried out.
Teletherapy (Online Speech Therapy Service)
Online speech therapy services allow people who may otherwise be unable to access therapy to get the support they need. Recently, teletherapy has been an effective method in providing speech pathology services to families who are self-isolating or do not wish to attend appointments in person. Just like a regular speech pathology appointment, each online teletherapy appointment is tailored to the individual needs of your child. Teletherapy options are available upon request.