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SPEECH PATHOLOGY

SERVICES

Our director has worked as a speech pathologist in both public and private health, working with a variety of communication delays and disorders. We have a passion for collaborative therapy that builds strong foundations through parent training and fun!

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Speech Sounds & Clarity

Does my child need an assessment?

Speech sound assessment and therapy can be indicated for children who have difficulty:

  • Being understood by familiar and unfamiliar family and friends

  • Making particular sounds

  • Knowing where sounds belong in words

  • Communicating clearly

Research indicates that children with speech sound delays and disorders may be at risk of literacy learning challenges once they commence transition-to-school programs and kindergarten.

 

Get in touch below if you have any questions or feel that this would be appropriate for your child.

Language

Does my child need an assessment?

Language assessment and therapy can be indicated for children who have difficulty:

  • Following instructions

  • Putting sentences together or using a wide range of words

  • Understanding different concepts (like behind, next to, in front etc.)

  • Having conversations with others

Children with language delays and disorders require specific support to engage with their family, friends and schooling. It is important to provide targeted intervention in collaboration with families to build strong foundational skills that support continued learning.

 

Get in touch below if you have any questions or feel that this would be appropriate for your child.

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Literacy

Does my child need an assessment?

Literacy assessment and therapy can be indicated for children who have difficulty:

  • Learning how to read

  • Identifying sounds and letters

  • Understanding what they read

  • With reading fluency

  • Formulating and writing letters, words, and sentences

Early intervention is a really important step to build essential foundations for later reading and literacy skills. Reading and writing is a core element of learning in the classroom and providing targeted support to children early is imperative to ensure they can engage with their peers and learning.

 

Contact us below to discuss your concerns and arrange an assessment.

 

Social Skills

Does my child need an assessment?

Social skills assessment and therapy can be indicated for children who have difficulty:

  • Taking turns with others in play and conversation

  • Understanding and responding to how others are feeling

  • Engaging in sustained conversations with others without support

  • Expressing themselves and asking for help

  • Understanding sarcasm, humour, and figures of speech

Research supports completion of social skills therapy in a group setting to support children to practice their skills with others. Social skills therapy is aimed at building an individual’s skills to engage with others.

 

Get in touch below to discuss how I can support your child.

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Autism Therapy

Autism Spectrum Disorder

How can we help?

Children who present with Autism Spectrum Disorder require specific intervention and support.

 

A speech pathologist is one part of the team of clinicians who can support your child to communicate effectively with their peers and family, and engage with the world around them in a meaningful way.

Foundation First Speech Pathology work with families collaboratively to set goals and provide support to families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Get in touch below to discuss how we can support your child and check out our Resources  page to links for further support.

 

Developmental Delays & Disorders

How can we help?

Children who present with developmental delays or disorders require specific assessment, intervention and support. A speech pathologist is one part of a team of clinicians that can provide supported and targeted intervention that may improve their communication and engagement with family and their peers.

Children who present with a range of developmental disorders including Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Intellectual disability, William Syndrome and many often require multi-disciplinary support from a team of health professionals. Foundation First Speech Pathology is passionate about linking families with services that provide the best support and a collaborative relationship between all parties.

Get in touch today to discuss any concerns and goals that you have for your child. 

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