Speech Therapy in Redcliffe and Australia

Speech Therapy Redcliffe

Speech & Language Support Services is dedicated in providing speech therapy for toddlers, children, teenagers and young adults to help them achieve 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.  The dots in our motto “Helping you achieve …” represents whatever needs to be mastered.  That will be different for everyone.

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 team.  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 big 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 your champion, I believe in you, I will never give up and I will help you overcome whatever challenges you face; to become all you can be.
Melinda Cassells

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.