Speech Pathology Services are delivered in a family centred model of practice.
Speech and language delays
Children may experience delays in their speech and language development for a variety of reasons. Early foundations for the development of reciprocal, experience sharing communication are facilitated in the context of the parent child relationship.

Children with Complex Communication Needs (CCN) are defined as having significant speech, language and/or cognitive impairments such that they may no longer communicate in conventional ways. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies can be implemented to enable an individual to develop more communicative competence at home, at school and in the community.

AAC strategies such as Aided Language Stimulation, Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) books, other visual strategies and speech generating technology may be utilised to support an individual’s speech and language development and increase communication competence.

Literacy
Children may have difficulties acquiring competence with literacy for a variety of reasons. The Four Blocks approach can be used to assist students struggling with phonics, reading comprehension, writing and motivation.

Speech Pathology Services

Initial appointment $225 (includes review of referral information, case history questionnaire and a 1 hour face to face appointment)

Clinic based session $90/30 mins

Clinic based session $175/hour
Home based sessions $200/hour
Consultancy visits to day care, kindy, Prep or Schools – $200

Staff Training – rates negotiable
Reports may incur an additional charge of $175/hour

ADOS Assessment – 1½ hours
The Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale (ADOS) is a semi-structured, standardised assessment instrument designed to obtain information in the areas of communication, reciprocal social interaction and restricted and repetitive behaviours. It is used as part of the diagnostic process and informs a Paediatrician of the level of observable behaviours consistent with a presentation of an autism spectrum disorder in a standardised format.

Non-Attendance/Late Cancellation Policy
We understand that on occasions it may not be possible to attend a scheduled appointment. We encourage you to ring as soon as possible to reschedule your appointment. However, if you do not turn up for your appointment or provide less than 24 hours notice, a fee of $75 will be charged.

NDIS Registered Provider

Early Childhood Supports

Therapeutic Supports

Assistive Technology