Your child might benefit from seeing a Speech Pathologist if they have speech and language issues including:
- Difficulties being understood by other people
- Difficulties understanding what people say
A Speech Pathologist can also help your child if they:
- Have an intellectual disability and/or need help finding alternative ways to communicate
- Suffer from a history of ear infections and need help with communication
- Need assistance learning to read.
Our Speech Pathologist will assess your child’s ability and then design a program that will help them develop the language skills they need.
During the assessment, the Speech Pathologist will:
- Talk with you and your child about what they are experiencing trouble with.
- Ask you about your child’s development, including their medical history.
- Enquire whether anyone else in your family has speech or language difficulties.
- Look at how well your child understands instructions and questions.
- Listen to your child talking to get a good idea of the words and sounds your child uses.
Weekly drop-in sessions
We are currently running weekly drop-in sessions for parents who might be concerned about the development of their baby or pre-school child, especially if they are having trouble talking, listening or learning. Parents and carers can come along with their child and have a chat to one of our Speech Pathologists and/or our Early Childhood Intervention Educator. We can observe your child whilst they play and interact and we will be able to offer ideas on strategies that you can use at home or suggest where you can get further support for your child.
Location: Goonawarra Neighbourhood House, 8 Gullane Drive, Sunbury
Date/time: Wednesdays from 1.30 to 3pm (until 15 September 2021)
No appointment necessary.
Macedon Ranges: Call 5421 1680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunbury: Call 9744 4455 or email email@example.com
Visit us at 49 Forest Street Woodend or 12-28 Macedon Street Sunbury