Speech Pathology For Kids near Westmead
At Chatterbox Speech Pathology we appreciate that every child is unique and different. We are here to guide you and your family and provide regular support for your child’s communication needs. Located near Westmead, our passionate (and fun) Speech Pathologists collaborate with those most important in your child’s life to adapt and implement individual goals for your child. By working together as a team and following our recommendations, we will ensure that your child can achieve their goals as quickly as possible.
What does a Speech Therapist do?
Paediatric Speech Therapists are trained to assess and provide therapy for children who may experience communication and speech difficulties. The disorders could be related to language, socialising, communicating with other people, speaking, listening, writing, reading, and even using your voice.
Some of these difficulties may be caused by developmental issues, brain injuries, intellectual disabilities, dementia, or other problems that could be related to speech and language.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN A SPEECH PATHOLOGIST HELP TREAT?
The common issues Speech Pathologists can help with are:
- Speech sound disorders
- Language disorders
- Stuttering treatment
- Stammering treatment
- Reading and spelling disorders
- Difficulty with feeding and swallowing
- Receptive language disorders
- Difficulty with repeating what is repeated back to them
- Expressive language
- Language development issues
- Reading comprehension
- Listening and attention
- Apraxia of speech
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Phonological dyslexia
- Producing speech sounds correctly (articulation)
- Using the correct sentence structure
WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR INITIAL SPEECH THERAPY CONSULT:
- Identify what is going on for your child and identify what some of the causes might be
- Provide you with a plan to get your child moving in the right direction immediately
- Create a tailored solution to help you get the results that you want personally
At Chatterbox Speech Pathology we appreciate that every child is unique and different. We are here to guide you and your family and provide regular support for your child’s communication needs. Our passionate (and fun) Paediatric Speech Pathologists collaborate with those most important in your child’s life to adapt and implement individual goals for your child. By working together as a team and following our recommendations, we will ensure that your child can achieve their goals as quickly as possible.
WHO WILL BE MY CHILD’S SPEECH PATHOLOGIST?
Your child and your family are important to us and we want to help your child reach their potential. You will see the same therapist every time you visit us at the clinic. This means that your child and family become familiar with the therapist who will lead your child’s communication journey. This also means the therapist will become familiar with how your child learns as their skills change and develop.
All of our therapists have a university degree in the minimum and are members of our professional body Speech Pathology Australia. Our therapists have experience working with children of all ages with a range of communication needs, including: language, speech, reading, spelling, stuttering and social skills.
Our Therapists are required to continually update their skills. They attend regular Professional Development Workshops so that they can continue to provide Chatterbox families with the most up-to date, research based therapy.
Speech Pathologists are specifically trained to assess and treat your child’s communication skills.
Don’t wait. Early intervention has been proven to help children achieve their best both now and for later success. In general these difficulties do not just ‘go away’. Your child is not having these difficulties because they are lazy. You may find they are starting to avoid situations where they have to talk, or will become frustrated when they have to do their homework.
This is because it is simply hard for them. A parent does not cause their child to have these difficulties, however a parent who has found the right advice and support can help their child to achieve success.
SPEECH PATHOLOGY FUNDING OPTIONS:
There are options available to help you support your child with Occupational therapy and speech therapy services. We are able to process: Medicare, Private Health, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), FaHCSIA, Better Start and Helping Children With Autism (HCWA) funding for both assessment and therapy in our clinics.
ABOUT CHATTERBOX SPEECH PATHOLOGY
Our clinics provide a warm friendly environment where your child’s needs will be supported and their gains will be celebrated near Westmead. All of our Speech Pathologists share a passion for working with children and families to best support their learning goals.
Our therapists are committed to empowering children and families with communication skills which foster learning and encourage your child to join in on activities at home and within the community. We can provide care for children suffering from stuttering, apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorder, lisps and assist with literacy development in early childhood, expressive language disorders, receptive language disorders and articulation disorders.
Our attitude towards ongoing learning, growth and development ensures that our Speech Pathologists regularly attend Professional Development events to enhance their skills so that they can continually provide therapy for our families that is supported by research.
Your child will be seen at the earliest, most convenient time for you and your family. A referral from your doctor is not necessary for an appointment.
Chatterbox Speech Pathology is a family friendly practice where we believe learning should be fun! We are excited to begin working together as a team to help your child realise their true potential!
With clinics across Sydney in Bella Vista, Kingswood, Oran Park and Penrith, we proudly also offer our services to local Westmead residents.
Book a Speech Pathology Appointment near Westmead
Book an appointment now to meet with one of our friendly and caring speech pathologists, by calling our Penrith clinic on 02 4731 2432, Kingswood clinic on 02 9623 6362, Bella Vista clinic on 02 8814 1821 or Oran Park on 02 4647 6777.