Speech pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speech, language, swallowing, fluency and voice.
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As a paediatric clinic, here at Words in Motion we offer services for children from 18 months to 13 years in the areas of:
- speech, including articulation, phonology and rate
- receptive language (understanding instructions and word meanings)
- expressive language (putting words together and being understood)
- social language/pragmatics (interacting and conversing with others)
- fluency (for children who are stuttering)
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems (e.g. key word signing, devices)
- phonological awareness (i.e. sound awareness) and literacy (reading and writing)
- play skills (as language and play development are closely linked)
We work with children who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, learning disability, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, autism spectrum disorders and other problems that can affect speech and language. We also provide assistance for children who are late talkers or who have communication difficulties from unknown causes.
Using assessment tools, we are able to diagnose each child's specific challenges and devise a treatment plan that best suits their needs.
Our role may also extend to providing training and development for parents, teachers and other staff regarding use of communication strategies to optimise interactions with children. A parent or key person in the child's life is always involved in therapy from beginning to end. We advocate strongly for appropriate services and care for children with communication difficulties.
Renee Townson and Rose Purdie, two highly qualified and experienced clinicians are proud to have established Words In Motion in Caroline Springs.
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