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Teacher and Student

Available Services

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)

DLD is difficulty talking and/or understanding language

DLD can be a ‘hidden’ difficulty. Sometimes it’s mistaken for a problem with behaviour or attention. It’s a lifelong condition that can have a big impact on friendships, learning at school and finding a job.

Literacy Skills

Litereracy is the skills of reading, writing and spelling. 

Literacy is important for everyday activities like learning, working and communicating.

reading is essential for children and adults to participate fully in life, education and learning. 

Early

Intervention

Early Intervention speech therapy is a precious asset for both parents and children, offering vital support to lay the essential groundwork for children's success in their academic and social endeavours.

 

Early Intervention can achieve:

Better outcomes

Improved self confidence

Eliminate potential behavioural issues

Social Skills

Social skills are vital for establishing and maintaining friendships. As well as holding conversations and interacting with the world around us. Younger children will play socially through play and need to be a good play partner. This includes turn taking, sportsmanship and following the rules. 

Speech

Disorders

A lack of intelligibility can be a barrier to social engagement, education, employment and impact on self-esteem.

 

Common speech difficulties include:

Articulation disorder

Phonological disorder

Dyspraxia/apraxia of speech

Dysarthria

Life Skills

In speech therapy and special education, it's crucial to teach practical life skills. These are the skills people need to live on their own, like taking care of themselves and staying safe.

Fluency - Stuttering

Stuttering affects the flow and ease of talking. People who stutter can have a hard time communication. They  might become more anxious about speaking.  Early intervention for stuttering is more effective than waiting. 

Adult Neuro

Neurological disorders may be sudden such as a head injury or surgery complication. They can also have a slower onset but get worse over time. Communication and swallowing can be impacted in both cases.

 

Specialised programs for Parkinson's Disorder are offered including:

SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd® 

Adult Dysphagia

Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder involving the mouth, throat and food pipe (oesophagus). Consequences of dysphagia include malnutrition and dehydration, aspiration pneumonia (chest infections), compromised general health, chronic lung disease, choking, and even death.

Voice Disorders

A voice disorder is when the quality, pitch and loudness of your voice is different from your 'usual' voice.

Common symptoms include:

Vocal fatigue

Discomfort or pain in the throat

Difficulty projecting your voice

Periods of voice loss

Kids & Picky Eating

Picky eating is when someone doesn't want to eat foods they're familiar with and avoids trying new ones. They might really like certain foods and not want to eat anything else. This can lead to a limited range of foods in their diet causing nutrition and general health concerns.

AAC

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is when a person uses something other than speech to communicate. People of all ages can use AAC if they have trouble with speech or language skills. Low tech and high tech AAC are integrated into therapy. Devices can be operated by physical touch, switches, eye gaze and more recently electromyography (EMG).

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