Speech pathology services are available for children aged from two to 16 years. Services include assessment and customised intervention for difficulties with speech, language, communication and literacy. We also provide education and support for families and carers.
Speech pathology and occupational therapy (SPOT) services run feeding clinics for children aged birth to 16 years. Services include assessment and intervention for difficulties with swallowing, feeding and mealtimes.
We can help with:
- taking a long time to finish feeding/eating
- refusing to eat or drink
- only eating foods with specific textures, colours, tastes or smells
- not eating at meal times but snacking excessively at other times
- limited variety of foods eaten
- crying or fussing when feeding
- problems with breast or bottle feeding
- difficulty chewing food
- difficulty drinking
- difficulty transitioning from bottle to cup
- difficulty introducing solids.
We can also work with school groups on food play and introducing new foods.
Infant Development Clinic
Speech pathology and occupational therapy (SPOT) services run development clinics for children aged birth to two years. Services include individual developmental assessment, customised intervention and education for families and carers. We work with families experiencing difficulties in:
- interaction with caregivers
- play skills (including fine motor and thinking skills)
- self-regulation (including difficulties with being alert or sleeping)
- progression of feeding.
We also offer multidisciplinary developmental assessment and interventions including physiotherapy and group-based enrichment programs to stimulate best possible language and cognitive play skills.
Adult Communication and Swallowing Clinic
Speech pathology offers a service for adults including comprehensive assessment and assistance with speech, language, voice and swallowing issues. We provide customised therapy and support for families and carers.