Paediatric Speech Pathologists work with babies, children and young people who have difficulties with communication, eating and drinking. They also help to work out whether there are concerns in these areas of development.
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What do our Speech Pathologists do?

Paediatric Speech Pathologists work with babies, children and young people who have difficulties with communication, eating and drinking. They also help to work out whether there are concerns in these areas of development.

Our Speech Pathologists work with people on:

  • Communication
    • Speech sounds
    • Listening comprehension (understanding others)
    • Language use (expressing self)
    • Understanding and using written language
    • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
    • Hearing
    • Fluency (stuttering)
    • Voice
  • Eating and drinking
    • Infant feeding
    • Swallowing
    • Eating and drinking skills
  • Learning and play
    • Organising thoughts
    • Attention
    • Memory
    • Problem solving
  • Social skills

How can our Speech Pathologists help your child?

Assessment

  • Evaluate difficulties through informal assessments, such as observing and talking to families/caregivers
  • Evaluate difficulties through formal assessments such as standardised tests
  • Diagnose speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders

Treatment

  • Set goals with family/caregivers
  • Provide therapy in clinic, home, childcare, school and community settings
  • Provide information and strategies to family/caregivers
  • Collaborate with family/caregivers and other professionals
  • Recommend and apply for supportive equipment

Consultation

  • Provide another perspective to support the child in other therapies/settings
  • Provide written information (reports, programs)
  • Attend meetings to support participation in the community