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Speech Therapy Services Brisbane

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For children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

We are approved providers of services for families accessing the Helping Children With Autism Package (through FaHCSIA).

We can support families in helping to develop:

  • Non verbal communication
  • Early play skills
  • Verbal language skills
  • Use of signs &/or symbol systems
  • Understanding of language
  • Ability to listen to and follow instructions
  • Higher level language skills
  • Social interaction
  • Use of speech sounds

We may provide:

  • Regular speech pathology intervention
  • Further speech/language assessment
  • School/Kindy visits in Brisbane and the suburbs
  • Referral to another professional
  • Target setting
  • Attending planning meeting

More Information:

We offer:

Assessment

Diagnosis

Written Reports

Referral

Therapy/Other Intervention

School/kindy visits

Assessment may involve one or all of the following:

  • Discussion with parents/carers (about medical and developmental factors) and allowing the child to settle into this new environment
  • Focused activities with the child:
    • Structured/formal assessment for older children
    • For younger children, activities will be play-based. Information provided by parents plays an important part of the assessment
  • Discussion about the outcome of the assessment

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Assessment might take place over one or more sessions as children respond in a variety of ways when interacting with unfamiliar adults and/or being in an unfamiliar setting.

We can carry out joint assessment sessions with 2 speech pathologists or organise multi-disciplinary assessments with an occupational therapist. We can arrange assessments in within an office environment in Sherwood or Pullenvale. Or we can provide school, or home visits within the Brisbane area.

speech-pathologyFollow–up may involve one or several of the following:

  • Strategies/activities for home
  • A home programme
  • Referral to another professional
  • Further speech/language assessment
  • Review to monitor development
  • Regular therapy as needed