What does a speech therapist do?
A speech therapist’s role is to assess and treat people with communication difficulties. At Speak About we help children only.
We help children who may be struggling with:
- Pronunciation / Speech Sounds
- Understanding (Receptive Language)
- Talking (Expressive Language)
- Reading, Writing and Spelling
- Sound Awareness (Phonological Awareness)
- Reading Comprehension
- Social Skills
What level of training does a speech therapist have?
All speech therapists at Speak About hold a university degree in Speech Pathology. This is either 4 or 5 years of study. Speak About therapists are all members of Speech Pathology Australia and are Certified Practising Speech Pathologists.
How does speech therapy work?
Once your speech therapist has pinpointed the areas your child is having difficulties in, we will put together a tailored program to help your child learn. We have many ways of helping your child learn. We may use toys, games, visual timetables, Ipad’s, pictures, paper, art and craft, amongst many other ways to help your child learn.
Progress for your child is based on our programs and teaching, AND your practice throughout the week. Your child’s progress will depend on how much extra time you spend with them practicing. We recommend 5-10 minutes of daily practice.