Speech pathology services
The 180Wellbeing speech pathology practice offers assessments, diagnoses, treatments and training for all ages as part of our speech pathology practice.
Our speech pathology specialists work with children and adults to develop their communication and swallowing skills using evidence-based approaches.
We work collaboratively with families, schools and health professionals to tailor programs for each client. We believe that building communication skills improves confidence and self-esteem.
To reach our goals of building better communications skills and self-esteem within our clients. We offer a comprehensive suite of services which can be personalised to individual or group needs. The speech pathology services that we offer are as follows:
- Comprehensive, face to face assessment of speech, language, swallowing, fluency or social skills
- Early intervention supports for children under the age of 5
- Assessment of school readiness for children transitioning into kindergarten
- Individual or group therapy options available
- Home, school or community visits provided
- Training for parents, carers or schools in the areas of speech, language, social skills, fluency or swallowing
- Comprehensive reports to summarise findings
- Individualized home programs for the generalization of therapy goals
- Visual supports such as timetables, calendars, social stories and communication books
- Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to support communication, including communication devices, iPad technology, key sign and picture symbols
We specialise in a wide range of speech pathology areas
The speech pathology areas that we specialise in and address using the suite of offerings outlined above are as follows:
- Speech and articulation
- Receptive and expressive language
- Childhood apraxia of speech
- Voice disorders
- Comprehension difficulties
- Stuttering and fluency disorders
- Phonological awareness
- Literacy difficulties
- Social skills
- Feeding and dysphagia
- Augmentative and alternative communication
- School readiness
Who needs the services of a speech pathology specialist?
A person might need to see a speech pathologist if they experience the following problems:
- Following instructions
- Answering questions
- Using first words
- Joining words together
- Following conversations
- Articulating sounds
- Reading, writing and spelling
- Playing or talking with others
- Completing schoolwork
If you have any concerns about your speech, language or social skills, it is important to have an assessment. An assessment of communication or swallowing will help identify any underlying conditions and determine goals for therapy. It is important to talk to a speech pathologist when you have concerns because the earlier you start therapy, the better the outcomes.
180Wellbeing provides schools, day care centres, preschools and organisations with professional development in the areas of speech, language, multimodal communication and social skills. We provide one-on-one as well as group therapy sessions on a 30 minute or 60 minute basis. Please contact us for more information.
The great news about seeking help with us for the challenges listed above is that you do not need a referral from a general practitioner (GP). We also accept your existing Medicare and NDIS packages as a means of payment when we assist you.