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Speech Pathology

SPEECH PATHOLOGY

About

The Speech Pathology service provides assessment and treatment for children who have difficulty learning to:

  • make early sounds
  • understand others
  • speak clearly and be understood
  • express ideas with words

We can also help children who are stuttering or have mild feeding difficulties.

What age groups do you see?

Children birth – 12 years of age (consultation and assessment only for children 5 – 12 years of age).

How can I access your service?

Telephone the Child Health Information Link (CHIL) on 9562 5400 (select option 2).

Where can I access your service?

Our services are usually provided in Community Health Centres in Sydney Local Health District.
We also provide:                                       

  • outreach services at some early education centres
  • communication screenings at early education centres and community events

What should I bring to my first appointment?

Please bring your child’s

  • Case History Questionnaire. This will be sent to you when your child’s appointment is confirmed
  • Any reports or documents from other health professionals (such as a report from your local doctor or paediatrician or a hearing assessment)

What can I expect for my appointment?

When you arrive to the Community Health Centre you will be greeted by the receptionist. This person will let your child’s speech pathologist know that you have arrived. You will be asked to wait in the children and family friendly waiting area.

During the appointment, your child’s speech pathologist will have a chat with you about your child’s medical, social, and developmental history. They will also play and interact with your child to see how they are communicating.

Together, you and your speech pathologist will decide what you need to work on to help develop your child’s communication skills.

Who will I meet at my appointment?

You will meet your child’s speech pathologist. They have university qualifications in speech pathology.

Sometimes your speech pathologist will be accompanied by a student. This student is studying speech pathology at university.

 

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