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Communication therapy resources for parents, caregivers, clients and professionals

As much as we’d love to help everyone, we simply can’t physically do that with the limited staff and time that we have, especially with the growing demand for speech pathology in Australia. It’s also not possible for us to always share quality resources in session, especially when we’re focused on giving clients our full attention.

That’s why we’ve put together this online library of communication resources for parents, caregivers, clients and fellow professionals. While these resources can’t replace the experience and knowledge we impart in face-to-face sessions, they can help you continue therapy between sessions and guide you while you’re waiting for your initial assessment.

We’ll continue to build on these resources over time but if you have any questions or feel that your specific communication challenge is not included here, please contact us.

Useful Links for Information

Speech, language and fluency Therapy Resources

Have you heard of Developmental Language Disorder? Here’s a useful fact sheet (also interpreted into a range of other languages).

Information for older children and teens.

Early Communication Resources

Concerned about communication milestones for your child’s or a child you’re working with? See our professional body (Speech pathology Australia) website for useful fact sheets for ages 12 months to 5 years.

Eating & Drinking Resources

Not sure what Level 6 – soft and bite sized means in relation to food or how to test the food? Here is the Food and Drinks Classification and Testing table from the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDIS).

AAC and Multimodal Communication

We follow the philosophy of Presuming Competence.

For useful information sheets to assist with selecting the right AAC solution see Indigo solutions.

Literacy & Reading Resources

The Hanen Centre’s Book Nook has lots of inspiration for supporting early reading skills.

Tips for reading with beginning readers.

Tips for reading with reluctant readers.

For all things literacy for people with complex communication needs visit Jane Farrall.

Social Communication Resources

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Resources to support Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Peoples

Ear infections are a common and major illness impacting indigenous Australians. See the latest Otitis Media Guidelines for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Disability Specific Information

AUTISM: For up to date information on Autism Spectrum Disorder follow Dr Andrew Whitehouse and look up Autism CRC.

Resources ready to use

Speech, language and fluency Therapy Resources

Free activity books covering story writing, vocabulary development, sequencing information and much more:
Talk for writing English books

Comprehension Ninja – Free samples at the bottom of the page for people working at age levels 5-11 years.

Early Communication Resources

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Eating & Drinking Resources

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AAC and Multimodal Communication

Visual aids for learning have free visual aids for activities like toilet training, morning routines, showering and getting dressed.
Boys toileting routine

For useful handouts on AAC in the school setting see: Communication in the classroom

Social Communication Skill Resources

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Resources to support Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Peoples

With a range of resources this Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples hub provides easy read and video yarning to help with the NDIS.

Disability Specific Information

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Looking for extra communication support?

We want to help you access quality speech pathology so you can effectively manage communication challenges. Go to our events page to see what exciting training we are running or see our resources page for access to valuable resources and information.

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