“The basic building block of good communications is the feeling that every human being is unique and of value” – unknown

WHAT DOES A SPEECH PATHOLOGIST DO??

I am often asked this question. A lot of people think that speech pathologists only work on speech sounds, for example, lisps, or with people who stutter. Whilst we certainly do help with these areas of difficulty, we do so much more!!

Speech pathologists complete a university degree to support children and adults with two fundamental life skills; communicating and eating.

Communication difficulties refer to challenges with speaking, understanding and/or using language, listening, social skills, stuttering, reading, writing and using voice.

 

WHAT DOES A SPEECH PATHOLOGIST DO??

I am often asked this question. A lot of people think that speech pathologists only work on speech sounds, for example, lisps, or with people who stutter. Whilst we certainly do help with these areas of difficulty, we do so much more!!

Speech pathologists complete a university degree to support children and adults with two fundamental life skills; communicating and eating.

Communication difficulties refer to challenges with speaking, understanding and/or using language, listening, social skills, stuttering, reading, writing and using voice.

 

WORRIED ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT?

At Joy Paediatric Therapy Services our speech pathologists can help your child with:

Speech delays and disorders – articulation and producing speech sounds

Expressive language – using language to share thoughts, feelings and ideas

Receptive language – understanding language, word meanings and instructions

Augmentative and alternative communication e.g. using pictures, communication boards or assistive devices to support understanding and expression of language

Fluency (stutter)

Feeding and swallowing difficulties

Pre literacy and literacy skills – learning to read, write and spell

Voice – disorders of the voice including pitch, quality, volume

Social communication difficulties – communicating for social purposes and following the rules for conversation

Cognitive-communication disorders – organising thoughts, planning, reasoning, paying attention, remembering and problem solving

OUR DETAILS

To get in touch with us please fill in the form or feel free to call us on
5976 2570 or 0414 071 488

We are here to answer any questions you have regarding speech pathology and occupational therapy for your child.  We will get in touch with you within 24 hours of your enquiry.

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OUR DETAILS

To get in touch with us please fill in the form or feel free to call us on
5976 2570 or 0414 071 488

We are here to answer any questions you have regarding speech pathology and occupational therapy for your child.  We will get in touch with you within 24 hours of your enquiry.

2 + 13 =