Our experienced Speech Pathologists work with families and children building their skills, supporting relationships and celebrating differences in communication.
What does a Speech Pathologist do?
Speech Pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including
- Speaking, listening to, and understanding language;
- Literacy skills such as reading and writing;
- Social and play skills;
- Speech sounds and articulation;
- Voice quality; and
- Fussy eating.
People who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely can also be helped by a
The Koorana Speech Pathology Team
The Koorana Speech Pathology team can work closely with you to develop an individualised plan which will enable you to:
- Identify communication goals for your child;
- Develop strategies to help achieve these goals;
- Participate in a coaching model in which you learn to confidently implement the strategies into everyday life; and
- Enable your child to reach their full potential.
Knowledge and Experience
We have a diverse team of practitioners, with a wide range of skills and experience. Our team have experience working with a broad range of children, both typically developing and neuro-divergent, aged from 0 – 18 years.
Our team of Speech Therapists can support your child to:
- Communicate in an intentional way, using sounds, words, gestures and other systems such as augmentative and alternative communication devices (AAC), so they can have enjoyable and meaningful interactions with others across all their natural settings;
- Develop language/communications skills to facilitate life-long learning and educational achievement;
- Learn social skills such as sharing, initiating conversations, asking questions and turn taking so they can make friends and engage with other children and adults;
Reduce stuttering and learn to speak fluently;
- Improve their speech sounds and articulation so that they can express themselves clearly and confidently to others;
- Improve voice quality by providing strategies around vocal care and hygiene; and
- Address difficulties with fussy eating and/or swallowing.
Flexibility and Choice
We offer a range of settings/styles to best suit your personal needs.
Koorana Transdisciplinary Team:
If your child is accessing Early Intervention services, they can access a Key Worker within their team. The Key Worker will be your main point of contact and can assist you to coordinate all your services and supports and help empower you to confidently navigate the service system.
Koorana Mobile Team:
The practitioner comes to you or your child – our team is mobile and can meet your child in their natural settings e.g., home, school, preschool, early learning centre.
We can provide fun and engaging intervention delivered online from the comfort of your home at a time that suits you and your family.
We have offices in Belmore and Miranda and can work in these settings if this suits your family best.
We offer a range of flexible service payment options including:
- NDIS funded services
- Medicare rebate
- Private paying clients