Services

Just Kids Speech Pathology offers:

  • Assessment of children's speech and language development
  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Individually tailored therapy goals and materials for home practice 
  • Parent information and advice
  • School consultation
  • Professional development workshops for Schools and Day-Care Centres
  • Language Development Centre assessments and referrals
  • Provision of information and referral to other support services and networks (E.g. Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Psychology, specialised Kindergarten programmes, Parent Support Groups etc)

Assessment

Assessment of young children involves gathering information through a combination of play, observation and parental report.  Depending on the age of the child, formal assessment tools or tests may also be used.  I aim to make assessment as much fun as possible, with built in rewards and lots of encouragement as we look at those areas which your child finds challenging.

Individual Therapy

If the assessment reveals that your child has a speech or language problem, then you will be offered individual therapy appointments.  Many children benefit from coming on a weekly basis, but I understand that this is not always possible.  I believe in a family-centred approach, involving parents in setting our goals and expectations for therapy.  It is very important to support parents in balancing the therapy needs of their child with their other family and financial commitments.

All therapy sessions are play-based, with lots of toys and games used for motivation and learning.   Just Kids Speech Pathology has a wide range of new, high quality resources to support your child's speech and language development.

Home Practice

During therapy appointments, I will demonstrate activities and  ideas to help facilitate your child's speech and / or language skills.  You will then be provided with homework activities or ideas to work on at home.  To get the most benefit out of your speech pathology appointments, daily practice of 10 - 15 minutes is recommended.

Working as a Team

I am committed to creating a team approach when working with clients.  This involves placing a high priority on liaising with all professionals involved in a child's management.  This may include doctors, Teachers, Day Care Workers and other allied health professionals.  This way we can all work together to achieve the best outcome for your child.