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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Best Speech Therapist Adelaide with Connect Allied Health

The Best Speech therapist Adelaide provide treatment for kids and adults who are facing problems in speaking. If your kid is going through the issue of language incapacity that comprises trouble voicing words, speech therapy may aid in improving the language development, communication, and practical language skills. Speech therapy is an intervention facility that emphasizes on cultivating a child’s speech and competences to comprehend and express verbal language, as well as nonverbal communication. Speech therapists Adelaide, or speech and language pathologists, are the specialists who are delivering these services all over the world including Adelaide. Research and development departments have been established in many hospitals to determine more advanced ways dealing with this issue.

The Service Provided by The Best Speech Therapist Adelaide

Speech therapy mainly consists of two components:

1) synchronizing the mouth to produce sounds to form words and sentences (to address articulation, fluency, and voice volume regulation).

2) understanding and stating language (to address the use of language through inscribed, symbolic, body, and sign forms and the use of language through substitute communication systems such as social media and computers.

Moreover, the role of SLPs in curing swallowing ailments has broadened to contain all aspects of feeding.

The Benefits of the best Speech Therapist Adelaide

The best Speech therapist Adelaide do cater and handle all speech issues, but they also help kids with other kinds of hitches with verbal and inscribed language, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, and hearing processing illness. In fact, a speech therapist is more truly called a speech-language pathologist (SLP). They are a true care taker of children who are young in the age and are facing many problems regarding speech. In Adelaide, speech therapists are working day and night to come up with more advanced ways to handle and cure these issues.

An SLP may detect language-based knowledge incapacity in students who face difficulty in reading and expressing themselves in written work. Language complications can have a foremost influence on a child’s capability to write. In order to write, children must be able to put their ideas into words and unify those words into sentences. Also, language trials make it tough for children to know and trail directions. The SLP helps in building these skills. To deliver straight treatment, SLPs perform assessments and consult with teachers to produce language-rich classroom sessions for them. Therapy may be separate or comprise a small group of peers who face parallel social and communication difficulties. In either condition, the aim is to make language fun, grow friendships, and enable students to prosper in school.

The Best Speech therapists not only assess and cure for articulation, linguistic and intellectual difficulties, but many focus on swallowing and feeding. It’s not rare for children who have distress while talking to also have feeding challenges. Therefore, the importance of speech therapists in all these domains becomes significantly instrumental. While children with unusual needs may be the first to come to mind, it’s not unusual for other kids to have both speech and feeding difficulties.

Call and speak to our amazing Speech Therapist’s today