Speech pathology services in the Hunter

Based in the heart of the Hunter Valley, our team delivers high-quality speech pathology services to address conditions such as speech sound errors, stuttering and language delay and disorders. With a person-centred approach, our team works hard to assess, identify and support all communication challenges to ensure the best possible outcome for every client.

Experienced in early communication support, language, fluency and general speech delays, our speech pathologists work with children, teens and adults to promote effective communication across a range of environments. Drawing on quality, evidence-based programs, we’re here to provide the support you need to thrive.

Speech pathology services for

  • Stuttering
  • Developmental language Delay
  • Late talkers
  • Dysarthria and dyspraxia
  • Tongue-tie
  • Childhood apraxia of speech
  • Aphasia
  • Auditory processing disorder

Benefits of speech, language and fluency therapy

  • Boosts self-confidence
  • Language development
  • Improved problem-solving
  • Effective communication
  • Improved relationships
  • Can be understood
  • Self-awareness
  • Positive interactions

Our speech, language and fluency programs

Early Communication

We offer individual therapy, small group therapy, Hanen parent training and individual Hanen interventions to build and develop early communication skills. Early intervention is key to supporting communication and we work with educators, families, caregivers and other professionals to deliver a child-centred approach to intervention. We also offer regular parent training in a range of Hanen programs to provide a supportive learning environment for parents and caregivers.

Our therapists have specific training in the following early communication programs:

Hanen – It Takes Two to Talk, Target Word, More Than Words and TalkAbility
DIR FloorTime

Language – Expression & Understanding

We offer language groups and individual therapy to treat receptive and expressive language delays and disorders. All our therapists are fully trained in the assessment and treatment of language difficulties using research-based assessments and interventions for children and adults.

  • Receptive language delay/disorder
  • Expressive language delay/disorder
  • Aphasia
  • Auditory processing disorder
  • Developmental language disorder (DLD)

Our evidence-based resources and programs support children and adults to work on identified language challenges and reach their individual communication goals. To increase the chances of success, we integrate activities into daily life to promote the generalisation of skills across settings and reduce the workload for communication partners at home. Our clinicians are experienced in implementing a variety of evidence-based and functional strategies and techniques to support:

Fluency Fun

We offer evidence-based intervention for children who stutter or struggle with language fluency. All our therapists are trained in evidence-based programs to deliver effective interventions to children and adolescents who stutter. Our speech pathologists undergo regular refreshers and training to remain up to date with the latest research, approaches and recommendations to deliver the best outcomes for your child and boost their fluency and confidence.

Our therapists have specific training in the following fluency programs:

  • Lidcombe program

Speech

We offer individual intervention for children with tongue-tie, speech sound delays or disorders, such as childhood apraxia of speech. We also help adults with acquired or developmental speech disorders including dysarthria and apraxia. Our speech pathologists are fully trained in a variety of articulation, speech and phonology therapies designed to address specific challenges and improve overall communication.
Our therapists have specific training in the following speech programs:

  • ReST (Rapid Syllable Transition Training)
  • PROMPT for oral restructuring.

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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