Speech Therapy Services

We provide a range of child Speech Therapy services including Speech Pathology assessments, reports and funding applications.

Speech Therapist showing a balloon to a young boy in Speech Therapy at Voice Within Therapy Centre

Child Speech Therapy

We provide Speech Pathology assessment and therapy services for children in the following areas:

  • Developmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Receptive and expressive Language
  • Speech sounds articulation and pronunciation
  • Communication and play skills
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Literacy, including: phonological awareness and pre-literacy skills, reading and spelling
  • Social Skills
  • Parent Training for development of communication skills

Our Senior Speech Pathologist is a registered practising Speech Pathologist by Speech Pathology Australia (SPA).

Child reading a book during Speech Therapy at Voice Within Therapy Centre

Assessments

All assessments are completed in a safe, non-invasive and enjoyable manner. This is essential to our service in developing rapport with individuals and ensuring they feel comfortable and enjoy themselves in all sessions.

We start with an initial consultation with our Senior Speech Pathologist. Following the initial consultation, the therapist will analyse the results following a multi-dimensional model which looks at all aspects of communication and development, to determine the client’s strengths and areas for support. This will be highlighted in a report and a goal based intervention plan will then be created which will be presented as a summary and feedback.

Child drawing on chalkboard during Speech Pathology at Voice Within Therapy Centre

Reports and funding applications

Further formal assessments including comprehensive assessment reports are available. These are beneficial for obtaining a baseline for development, applying for funding, and/or to inform other professionals working with your child (e.g. teacher, paediatrician).

We partner with educational facilities and other professionals to write government funding applications which include NDIS funding support letters/ reports and various Education Department funding requests.

Child playing in cubby house during Speech Pathology at Voice Within Therapy Centre

Intervention

Speech Therapy

Voice Within Speech Pathology provides goal directed, client-centred Speech Therapy to support our clients and their families to achieve their goals. We believe that learning best occurs when an individual is actively engaged and enjoying themselves which allows Speech Therapy to include games, creative activities and technology.

We undertake the created intervention plans by incorporating goals within activities of interest in order to build and develop the targeted skills. We assist individuals and families with a variety of strategies for each therapy goal whilst assessing improvements and changes for each session. Session notes are provided after each session including resources to highlight the importance of ongoing practice to achieve our goals. Notes and progress are also shared to any relevant stakeholders to ensure a collaborative approach to therapy support.

Upon completion of goals, individuals are discharged from Speech Therapy supports.

Child playing games during Speech Therapy at Voice Within Therapy Centre

Supervised Speech Therapy Programs

Supervised Speech Therapy programs are also available. This involves our Senior Speech Pathologist completing assessments, creating the therapy goals and plan and then the intervention is carried out by Allied Health Assistants with the supervision of our Senior Speech Pathologist. This is a great way to reduce therapy costs and allow for increased intensity if it is required. Supervision is provided by the guidelines of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Our Supervised Speech Therapy Programs are also available for Schools, please enquire to learn more.

Child crawling through play tunnel during Speech Therapy at Voice Within Therapy Centre

Home Practice for Speech Therapy

Home practice is an important and crucial part of the therapy process for every Speech Pathology session. Home practice helps achieve the goals of an individual through practising the demonstrated, documented and guided skills from therapy sessions as well as the accompanying relevant resources at home. Effective home practice can significantly increase the effectiveness of therapy sessions in the process of teaching the new skills. We believe that the process of teaching, learning and conducting home practice is an empowering step for all stakeholders as one of our core beliefs at the Voice Within.

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to stay onsite for my child’s therapy session?

Yes, if the Speech Therapy session is at your home to ensure the best safety and effective therapy for your child. Please refer to our staying onsite policy for further information.

Do I need to do homework or home practise?

Yes. Home practice is a very important part of the therapy process and is a big factor that results in success or decline in therapy outcomes.

I have a Carer and Therapy Assistant, can they attend or learn from sessions?

Yes, Carers and Therapy Assistants are welcome to attend sessions as we would love to empower them with the skills to assist your child and family.

Can you attend team meetings with other key stakeholders?

Yes, we can attend team meetings to ensure collaboration to achieve best therapy success. These meetings are scheduled and reported as per other therapy sessions. These meetings can occur either in person or via Telehealth.

Are Speech Therapy services funded by NDIS or Medicare?

Yes, Speech Pathology services are funded by both NDIS and Medicare depending on your eligibility or package. Please refer to our Government Funding and Rebates page for more information.

Why do Assessment sessions cost more?

Assessments and reviews are an essential part of identifying baselines and goals for the best intervention moving forward. This process involves pre-planning, possible utilisation of formal assessment tools, conducting the assessment session, analysis of the assessment (this can include the scoring of an assessment) and provision of a report and therapy plan. We take absolute care and work to our best throughout these steps, therefore we have an assessment fee that considers the time and resources for the entire assessment process.

I am overseas and interstate, can we still do sessions?

Yes, we can potentially conduct sessions via Telehealth as a service delivery. Please do enquire with us regarding its suitability as a service delivery for your case.

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