Speech & Language Support Services is dedicated in supporting children and young adults to achieving their full potential.
The practice was established in 2001 when I wanted to provide therapy that met children’s needs without limits. I was frustrated with services where many children received little to no service, at best a band-aid service. Every child has the right to therapy. From a child with a lisp or mild difficulty to those children with severe difficulties, they should be able to access therapy for as long as they require it. The dots in our motto “Helping every child achieve …” represents whatever the child needs to master. That will be different for every child.
I started the practice at home until I ran out of time and space. With a “no waiting list” policy I moved the practice so that I could employ another Speechie, let alone the long needed reception staff. Wanting to keep that warm and nurturing environment I had at home I renovated the office with clients voting on the paint colours. That outside colour was not my pick, so now we have the bright blue house. I hope you feel at home when you walk into our reception space, that’s more like a lounge room than an office and sink into the chairs with a tea or coffee.
When asked what I do, I have always been stumped. “Speech Pathologist” has always been met with “so you fix lisps”. Yes I fix lisps but I can do so much more! It wasn’t until I stumbled on this quote by Rita Pierson that the answer became clear. I am a champion of children, I believe in them, I will never give up and I will help them overcome whatever challenges they face; to become all they can be.
We can help your child with:
Did you know
Speech Pathologists train for four years fulltime or a Masters degree for two years fulltime. They study subjects like neuroanatomy and neurophysiology along side psychology, statistics, speech, language and communication.
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Experience with a range of diagnoses
We provide speech therapy for a range of diagnoses including:
Worried your child is not ready
Your child does not need to be able to sit at a table and chair to do therapy. We have space to play with a swing, trampoline and other equipment.
Now is the best time to start therapy.
Are you international, rural or remote find it hard to get into therapy?
We can help with teletherapy.
Call us to enquire.
Are you eligible for rebates
Check out the funding page to see if you might be eligible for a rebate.
Play Therapy is harder than it looks
Incorporating your child’s goals into play is so much harder than table top activities. When we are playing with your child we are constantly thinking about following their lead, keeping their engagement, meeting speech and language goals. It’s quite a work out.
Families are an integral part of the team. We have a range of resources in our library for you to borrow. From early development, sign language, communication, speech, feeding, behaviour, toileting and more.
Did you know
Do you have time to watch some of my favourite inspiring TED talks.
TED Talk Rita Pierson
Every kid needs a champion. An inspiring talk by Rita Pierson for anyone who works with children to believe and connect with them.
TED talk Megan Washington
Why I live in mortal dread of public speaking. Megan shares what if feels like to sing like an angel and stutter when she speaks.
TED talk Susan Cain
The power of introverts. Not every child needs to be a Type A personality. The world works because we have introverts.