Speech Therapy Process
A booking for an initial assessment will be matched to the most suitable therapist. Upon receiving your concerns and conducting initial
assessments you may receive verbal feedback or pay for a comprehensive report with findings of the assessment.
Case History Questionnaire
You may be asked to fill out a form to provide information regarding prior medical history and your concerns relating to your condition.The therapist may discuss this information to assist with assessment and speech therapy planning.
Your speech therapist may use informal and/or formal assessments to identify your child’s strengths and needs. If required, with your consent, the therapist can go to your child’s school or your home to obtain more information. If your child has been seen by other health professionals (e.g. psychologists, occupational therapists), it will be beneficial to bring the reports so that the speech therapist can get a better understanding of your child’s development and associated concerns. Several areas of development will be assessed, such as attention, listening skills, articulation, understanding, use of language and oral-motor functions.
Analysis of Assessment Results
Upon completion of the assessments, your therapist will spend time analysing and making recommendations on areas of concern. If a formal assessment report is requested kindly note that it is chargeable.
Speech Therapy sessions
Depending on the assessment, your speech therapist may recommend therapy sessions with the frequency to be determined upon discussion. Therapy sessions can be conducted in the clinic, at home, school or via telehealth. Ongoing guidance and feedback will be provided to carers to work with the child outside of therapy sessions to facilitate goal achievement. Speech therapy goals are targeted in an
evidence-based approach using the SMART framework (Specific, Measurable, Agreed upon, Realistic, Time-Based)
Our Clinic Locations :
2 Minona Street, Hawthorn, VIC 3122
17 Pickett Street, Footscray, VIC 3011
Contact Hours :
Monday – Saturday : 9am to 5:30pm