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Paediatric Speech Pathology Services
Community Therapy is dedicated to providing convenient and accessible paediatric speech pathology services.
Our expert team delivers therapy in the comfort of your child’s own environment, catering to children of all ages. This can mean within your home, your child’s school / preschool, or a familiar environment within the community.
We are NDIS registered and hold certification from SAI Global for therapeutic supports, ensuring high-quality care.
Our mobile paediatric speech pathology services are available throughout Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Maitland, Hunter, Port Stephens, and the Central Coast, making it easier for families to access the support their children need.
Mobile Speech Pathologists
What Our Speech Pathologists Do
At Community Therapy, our team of Speech Pathologists, registered with Speech Pathology Australia, are unwavering in their commitment to paediatric healthcare. Each clinician maintains current public and professional indemnity insurance, alongside up-to-date criminal record checks and working with children checks.
Our passionate Speech Pathologists collaborate closely with young clients, their families, schools and other service providers, delivering evidence based therapy tailored to functionally address communication challenges. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for children, empowering them through enhancing and supporting their communication abilities.
Who We Work With
At Community Therapy, our Paediatric Speech Pathologists primarily focus on young clients who require speech and language support. We offer a mobile service that can visit a variety of settings, including schools, preschools, private residences, and community locations. ‘Our Paediatric Speech Pathology team collaborates closely with other healthcare and education professionals, such as Paediatricians, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Teachers, especially when assisting children with speech and language development challenges.
Speech Pathology Outcome Measures
Our Paediatric Speech Pathologists perform comprehensive assessments to aid in the formal diagnosis of underlying speech, language, literacy, and / or swallowing challenges in children. These assessments are designed to support the development of patient-centred treatment objectives.
Our Paediatric Speech Pathologists employ a variety of standardized assessment tools, conducting them in a calm and comfortable one-on-one environment, free from distractions. We also collaborate closely with our allied healthcare professionals, including Occupational Therapists, to explore additional areas where we can provide assistance to children.
Speech Pathology FAQ
What types of allied health services do you offer for paediatrics?
We are building a comprehensive range of paediatric allied health services, currently physiotherapy and speech pathology with a view to soon being occupational therapy, dietetics and more.
Our team is dedicated to addressing various developmental, communication, sensory, and physical needs in children.
How do I know if my child needs paediatric therapy
If you notice delays in speech and language development, struggles with motor skills, challenges with sensory processing, or difficulties in social interactions, seeking a consultation with our specialists can help determine if therapy is beneficial for your child.
Early intervention is important for optimal outcomes and we work closely with GPs across the region to support children at this important stage of life.
How are therapy plans tailored to each child's needs?
Our approach begins with a comprehensive assessment of your child’s strengths and areas needing support. We collaborate with you to understand your child’s goals and develop a customised therapy plan.
This plan is regularly reviewed and adapted to ensure it aligns with your child’s progress.
How often are therapy sessions typically scheduled?
Therapy frequency depends on your child’s needs and goals and we take an evidence-based and ethical approach when assessing therapy needs. Our therapists work closely with you and your schedule and family needs in order to determine the optimal session schedule.
Can therapy be integrated into my child's daily routine?
Absolutely. We believe in the power of incorporating therapy strategies into everyday life. Our therapists provide guidance on activities, exercises, and techniques that can seamlessly become part of your child’s routine at home, school, and other environments.
Do you collaborate with other professionals involved in my child's care?
Yes, collaboration is essential. We actively engage with schools, doctors, specialists, and other relevant professionals to ensure a holistic approach to your child’s care. We provide comprehensive reports after each session that can be shared, with consent, to relevant stakeholders in your child’s care.
This collaborative effort ensures that everyone involved is aligned and working towards your child’s best interests.
How long does a speech therapy session typically last?
Session lengths vary and are designed to suit individual clients needs. Commonly, sessions run for 30, 45 or 60 minutes.
How often should my child attend speech pathology sessions?
Frequency depends again on individual client needs, along with the dynamics of their family life; it can range between twice weekly, weekly, fortnightly, monthly or less frequent visits.
Can I be involved in my child’s speech therapy sessions?
Absolutely! Involvement is encouraged to reinforce and support techniques at home.
How long does speech therapy for children typically last?
Duration varies based on the nature and severity of a child’s speech/language difficulties. Some children may see improvement in a few months, while others may require ongoing support.