Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathologists specialise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of communication delays and disorders. This may include areas of speech sounds, understanding and using appropriate language, alternate forms of communication, social communication, literacy, and more. At SPARK, the speech-language pathologist will use a variety of therapies that are available to suit children’s individual communication needs.

Areas that speech-language pathology can assist with at SPARK:

  • Articulation and phonological (speech sounds) delays and disorders
  • Language delay and disorders
  • Verbal dyspraxia or Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
  • School readiness and literacy
  • Stuttering
  • Support for communication difficulties associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Services Provided by Speech-Language Pathology at SPARK

  • Screening appointments for Kindy and Prep aged children
  • Comprehensive assessments
  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Literacy, language and school readiness group programs
  • School visits and therapy
  • Professional development for teachers
  • Educational talks for parents