We offer a range of services at All about Speech, Language and Literacy.
Please contact us for more information if not listed below
Assessment and Intervention
An assessment is the first step in the intervention process at All about Speech, Language and Literacy. This helps target areas of strength and need for your child. An assessment can comprise of both informal and formal standardised assessments. An assessment helps in the planning process of setting goals for intervention. Goals will be determined based on both assessment findings and in collaboration with families and the needs they identify as important for them.
The speech pathology assessments can be conducted within clinic, home, preschool/school environment depending on availability. The type of therapy chosen is based on family need and availability of services. The speech pathology assessment and intervention process may also involve collaboration with other professionals working with your child and family.
A multi-disciplinary approach to intervention helps to ensure a holistic approach is taken when addressing your child's and families needs.
Infants and Preschoolers
Amanda has had many years experience working with infants and preschoolers. Assessment and intervention can be conducted in the clinic, home, preschool or school setting depending on availability.
Intervention conducted within the preschool setting can help consolidate a child's learning to their preschool environment as it important that a child can use the skills he/she is learning across various environments in which they interact.
School based speech pathology services are available for your child at their primary school or high school. Parents are welcome to attend these sessions however we understand that life can be very hectic and this is not always viable. We will provide you with weekly communication about your child's goals and their progress so that we are working in partnership with you.
We can also work in partnership with your child's teacher/s to include specific goals that will help your child within the classroom setting. We can also provide strategies to help assist teachers in working with your child in the classroom. We aim to work in partnership with you and your child's teacher/s to maximise your child's learning success.
Preschool and School Age Screening
At all about Speech, Language and Literacy we offer screening of preschool and school age children's speech and language skills as we see it as important that children with speech and language difficulties are identified early as early identification is important for early literacy development and helps prevent life long learning difficulties.
Indentifying age appropriate sounds/stimulablity
Sreening of expressive and receptive language skills
Screening of appropriate play/social skills
Screening of fluency/voice disorders
Screening of phonological awarness and early literacy skills
If a child is identified with a speech and or language difficulty the speech pathologist will discuss with the family that a more detailed standardised assessment needs to be conducted. This type of assessment is conducted in order to determine specific area of need. These specific areas of need will then be targeted in speech intervention.
Workshops and Presentations
Workshops and prestations can be conducted in a range of settings some of these include:
Preschools, schools, high schools, libraries, playgroups, parent groups and churches.
Some topics include:
Promoting speech and language development
Tips for catering for children with speech and language difficulties in your classroom
Workshops can also be conducted to support a small group of students with similar needs. Some possible workshops include:
Ready for school-helping children in the transitioning to school process
Developing phonological awareness skills for literacy
Getting ready for reading comprehension
Play ready- assisting in the development of play skills