“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

Our books are now closed to all new referrals as we are at capacity.

We are currently providing Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy to existing clients only.

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

info@joytherapy.com.au

PO Box 3467 Mornington Vic 3931

New Somerville clinic now open!

2 Park Lane Somerville 3912 (By appointment only)

Servicing the Mornington Peninsula and surrounds, 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.