Services for Children

Services for Children

All Areas Speech Pathology provide services for clients of all ages including children, teenagers and adults. We can meet with families at our clinic locations or visit your child at their preschool/school or home setting. 

Our Speech Pathologists can assist children with:

  • ARTICULATION - The pronunciation of speech sounds in single words
  • USING LANGUAGE/EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE- vocabulary and grammar in spoken sentences
  • UNDERSTANDING LANGUAGE/RECEPTIVE LANGUAGE - understanding concepts and following directions
  • STUTTERING - Repeating sounds and words when speaking
  • LITERACY - Spelling, reading and writing
  • SOCIAL SKILLS- Initiating and maintaining conversations, making eye contact and connecting with others 

EARLY YEARS - 0-2 YEARS
Toddlers and their parents/carers can be seen by a speech pathologist for an observation and education session. Parents can ask questions, receive advice and reassurance and be provided with strategies to assist their child’s communication skills development

A speech pathology consultation can take place from 9 months for concerns about:

  • Lack of eye contact, social smiling or engagement with others
  • Limited or no babbling- not copying others or making speech attempts
  • Not following simple instructions or appearing to understand single, clear words
  • First words have not appeared by 18 months of age
  • Two year olds have less than 50 spoken words and are not attempting 2 word phrases
  • Raised concerns about delayed speech and language skills


EARLY YEARS- 3-5 YEARS
From three years of age, the speech pathologist can conduct a speech, language and hearing screening as detailed below


SPEECH and LANGUAGE SCREENINGS/ASSESSMENTS 
All Areas Speech Pathology offer 'Ready for School' speech and language assessments for children attending school in 2018 along with 'Great start at school' assessments for children who started school in 2017.

These focus on three areas of communication and development:

  • SPEECH SOUNDS - articulation skills
  • TALKING IN SENTENCES - expressive language skills
  • UNDERSTANDING WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING -  receptive language skills 

Screening assessments can be booked individually or we can attend Schools, Preschools, Child Care Centres and Family Day Care homes to conduct small or large group screenings

HEARING SCREENINGS and EAR HEALTH CHECKS
Hearing Screening and Ear Health Checks are available for individuals. These can be booked as a stand alone appointment or added to your child's speech pathology assessment/therapy session.

Hearing Screening and Ear Health Checks include otoscopy, tympanometry and audiometry  

SPEECH PATHOLOGY SERVICES FOR CHILREN WITH A DISABILITY

All Areas Speech Pathology is an NDIS registered provider and can provide services under the following support items- 

  • Specialised assessment of skills, abilities and needs
  • Therapeutic supports
  • Early intervention supports for early childhood
  • Communication and information equipment

We are also registered to provide services under the FaHCSIA Helping Children with Autism package 

 

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