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Speech Pathology

What is Speech Pathology?
A Speech Language Pathologist (or Speech therapist) is an allied health professional with expertise in assessing, diagnosing, and supporting individuals with communication needs. This may include individuals who need support with expressing wants and needs, using language, understanding language, being clearly understood by others, reading, writing, social communication, stuttering, voice, and feeding and swallowing.
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How can SPOT help?

Our Speech Language Pathologists are skilled in helping children with a wide range of support needs. We are able to work with children that present with any diagnosis if their needs are within our field of specialisation. Our therapists are skilled in many areas including:

 

Speech

Production and clarity of sounds

 

Language (Receptive & Expressive)

Understanding and use of words, sentences, questions, stories, grammar, concepts

Literacy

Understanding of the relationship between sounds and letters, early literacy, reading, spelling and writing

Social Communication

Understanding and exploring personal social communication styles and the social communication styles of others to support social interactions. 

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Alternative forms of communication both low tech and high tech such as communication boards, Key Word Sign, switches, Proloquo2Go and LAMP Words for Life.

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