At Chirnside Park Speech Pathology, we work with children and young people who:
Stutter or have difficulty speaking in a fluent way
Have unclear speech
Are late to start talking, or who have not yet developed speech
Have difficulty interacting with peers
Are on the Autism Spectrum, or require an assessment to support a diagnosis
Have an expressive and/or receptive language delay, or a developmental delay
Find understanding and remembering instructions to be difficult
Have difficulty constructing sentences, using correct grammar, or have a limited vocabulary
During your child's assessment session, the Speech Pathologist will gather background information from you, observe your child and conduct formal and informal assessments based on your child's age and your area of concern. Following the assessment, the Speech Pathologist will analyse the information and determine if your child requires further assessment, therapy, or if another option is more appropriate. All of this information will be discussed with the parent.
For children whose assessment has indicated that intervention is required, the Speech Pathologist will plan and deliver therapy to your child based on their individual needs. Parents/carers attend therapy sessions and are given activities to complete at home between sessions.
Chirnside Park Speech Pathology offers in-school services by arrangement. These services include: * Assessment and report writing * Individual Therapy * Social Skills Groups * PD for Staff
Allied Health Assistant Sessions
Chirnside Park Speech Pathology now offers in-home Allied Health Assistant sessions with Cheyenne. Cheyenne works with children to complete practice activities between speech pathology appointments, to help children and families work towards their communication goals.
Workshops & Professional Development
Rebecca is an experienced presenter and is able to provide informative sessions in your workplace or educational setting. Rebecca has presented for Maroondah Council, and presented at Spectrum Journeys' Autism conference in 2018 as well as presenting in early learning centres and other local services. Rebecca is able to tailor the topic to your needs. Some examples of topics include: Speech & language development in preschoolers, Supporting children with language difficulties in the classroom, Using visuals to support learning and communication, Communication difficulties & Autism Spectrum Disorders. Please contact us to discuss options and costs.