Speech Pathology

 

Our Speech Pathologists provide assessment, treatment and advice for children and young people who have communication and swallowing difficulties.

 Our paediatric Speech Pathology service aims to maintain, restore and improve communication and eating skills for children and young people aged 0 to 18 years. (Our service sees clients with cognitive skills in the average through to mildly delayed ranges).

Speech Pathologists can help when there is/are:

  • A delay in starting to talk
  • Problems understanding and using spoken language
  • Problems using language socially
  • Difficulty saying some sounds correctly
  • Speech that is hard to understand
  • Stuttering
  • Learning difficulties
  • Voice problems
  • Feeding and swallowing difficulties in infants and young children

There is no charge for this service.


What services are provided?

The Speech Pathologist will discuss the difficulties your child is having and will ask you about any relevant medical history and about your child’s development (eg, at what age your child walked and talked). Your child’s communication may then be assessed through observation and formal testing. The Speech Pathologist will discuss the assessment results with you and if required, make a therapy plan with you.

This therapy plan may include:

  • Ideas and activities to do at home
  • Clinic appointments
  • Therapy groups
  • Consultation with teachers
  • Home and/or School/Preschool  programs
  • Consultation with other people working with your child
  • Review of progress
  • Referral to other agencies

Locations and contact details  

To refer your child for Speech Pathology phone:

(02) 6592 9536

Speech Pathology services can be accessed in the following locations:

TAREE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
64 Pulteney Street
TAREE  NSW  2430
(02) 6592 9315

FORSTER COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
14 Breese Parade
FORSTER  NSW  2428
(02) 6539 6500

GLOUCESTER COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
Church Street
GLOUCESTER  NSW  2422
(02) 6538 5058

BULAHDELAH COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
Richmond Street
BULAHDELAH  NSW  2423
(02) 6592 9315

HAWKS NEST COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
Boona Street
HAWKS NEST  NSW  2324
(02) 6592 9315