Speech pathology for children

Our paediatric speech pathologists are passionate about working with children to target the following areas:

  • Speech (intelligibility/clarity).
  • Expressive language (use of words, sentences, gestures and writing to convey meaning).
  • Receptive language (understanding).
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ACC), e.g., iPad.
  • Fussy eating, problematic feeding and swallowing difficulties (dysphagia).
  • Reading/writing (literacy).
  • Diagnostic assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Education for parents and carers to maximise learning outcomes

Your child may benefit from speech pathology if they:

  • Doesn’t laugh, squeal or look toward sound at 6 months of age.
  • Have limited babbling at 9 months of age.
  • Do not point or use gestures at 12 months of age.
  • No first word, or doesn’t respond to “no” or “bye-bye” at 15 months of age.
  • Do not use at least 6-10 words consistently by 18 months of age.
  • Do not follow simple instructions by 20 months of age.
  • Have a vocab of less than 50 words or have a reduced interest in social interaction by 24 months of age.
  • Do not use simple sentences by 36 months of age.

Other Concerns

  • Picky/fussy eater, limited to 4-5 foods, gagging on certain textures
  • Difficulties with transitions
  • Repetitive or perseverative behaviours
  • Nil interest in communicating
  • Drooling excessively
  • Stutters consistently, for longer than 6 months

Speech pathology for adults

Connect Allied Health provide speech pathology services for adults who have a disability or post a range of medical issues, including intellectual disability, stroke, traumatic brain injury, neurological diseases (such as Parkinson’s Disease and Motor Neurone Disease), and many others, to target a range of areas including:

  • Swallowing difficulties (dysphagia).
  • Speech (intelligibility/clarity).
  • Expressive language (use of words, sentences, gestures and writing to convey meaning).
  • Receptive language (understanding).
  • Voice.
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ACC), e.g., iPad.

You may benefit from speech pathology if you:

  • Cough when eating or drinking (referred to as aspiration).
  • Have difficulties ‘finding’ the right words.
  • Have difficulties understanding language.
  • Have unclear speech (reduced intelligibility).
  • We can provide mobile services to visit your home or Residential Aged Care facility.

Our Process

1

Contact

Call our friendly team on 08 8337 8770

2

Evaluation

Discuss individual needs, goals and preferences

3

Assistance

Discuss options for funding

4

Placement

Client is paired with appropriate clinician according to individual needs

5

Schedule

Confirm preferred days and times for therapy

6

Confirmation

Sign consent forms and service agreements

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Information About Childrens Speech Pathologist Adelaide

Connect Allied Health aims to provide excellent Childrens Speech Pathologist in Adelaide. Childrens Speech Pathologist Adelaide will offer specific techniques to your younger patients, enabling them to improve their independence and confidence. Connect Allied Health offers a variety professionals and has the ability to you improve your speech or your child’s speech. The inclusion of Connect Allied Health in your treatment plan has the potential to grow you and increase your child’s writing, speech, language and learning skills. We are a mobile business and can be accessed across South Australia. We can offer a variety of professionals such as Physiotherapist, Dietitians, Podiatry and Occupational Therapists. The Childrens Speech Pathologist will have the ability to provide the patient with techniques that will improve their communication disorder.

Children’s Speech Pathologist Adelaide Service

The Childrens Speech Pathologist Adelaide will provide a passionate and the latest speech pathology techniques to you or your child. As a result the speech pathologist to practice is mobile to allow those around South Australia to benefit. The Speech pathologist will recognise the degree of the patients in-capabilities and then establish some short term and long term goals for them to work towards. Through a childrens speech pathologist adelaide a child with a speech in capability will be provided with services that aim to improve their ability to learn and increase their independence, whilst subsequently increasing their confidence. Most of all our techniques will be provided to the patient, their family and/ or carer, so that they can get the maximum benefit from the service.

The benefits of Children’s Speech Pathology Adelaide

Childrens Speech Pathology Adelaide will be able to you or your child with the ability to grow and develop their speech and overall confidence. Connect Allied Health will enable you to have access to the right professionals to provided the highest quality service. Therefore Connect Allied Health will readily support you along the way and also give you the ability to manage the process your self. Aside from Children’s Speech Pathology Adelaide, Allied Health will also give you the opportunity to include other medical practitioners such as a Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Dietitian and many others, which will increase the holistic approach to treatment.
Children’s Speech Pathology Adelaide will enable you to grow and develop. Contact us on 0400 590 831.

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