Speech Pathology for your child

Our experienced speech pathologists work with you and your child to support their language and, communication so they can better express themselves.

We are experienced at incorporating fun activities into speech sessions and know that children respond best when they feel happy, safe and supported.

We can also provide guidance and support to you as parents and carers so you can best meet your child’s speech development and communication needs.

Who is speech pathology for?

Our speech pathology services support children aged 12 years and under who may have delays or difficulties with their communication and development.

What is speech pathology used for?

Our speech pathologists can assist your child to overcome difficulties or to develop skills related to:

  • speech
  • language
  • social skills
  • feeding and swallowing.

Read more about how our speech pathologists can help you below.​

Early communication development

Our speech pathologists can work with your child to interpret actions, sounds and behaviours during routines and play so they can move to the next stage of their communication development.

You may find this useful if your child is not using any meaningful words or you are having trouble understanding their sounds or actions.

Language development 

We can support your child if they are experiencing difficulties understanding language or the way they can express themselves.

You may find this useful if your child does not follow instructions well or has trouble joining words together in sentences.

Speech and pronunciation (articulation)

We can support your child if they are difficult to understand when they speak.

You may also find this useful if your child is leaving out specific sounds or substituting sounds.

Feeding and swallowing difficulties

We can help to ensure mealtimes are a positive and safe experience. 

You may find this useful if your child has difficulty managing certain food textures.

Social communication

Our speech pathologists can help your child to develop their skills in interacting with others.

You may find this useful if your child struggles to make friends, understand social rules or keep themselves safe in the community.

Fluency (how smoothly your child speaks)

This may be useful if your child stutters or pauses when speaking.

Support for complex speech and communication needs

We have speech pathologists trained in evidence-based programs like:

  • Hanen It Takes Two To Talk
  • Hanen More Than Words
  • SOS Feeding Program and
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).

 As a result, we can provide specialist support for children with complex communication needs, including Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) technology and techniques.

Evidence based speech pathology

Our speech pathology services are based on evidence informed intervention strategies. This means we focus on using the latest information and research so we can provide the best possible treatment for your individual situation.

Our speech pathologists are also experienced at using standardised assessments and reports to ensure best treatment plans and outcomes.

Where are our speech pathologists based?

Our speech pathologists are based in Southern Victoria and West Gippsland regions.

We have offices at Berwick, Narre Warren, Cranbourne, Pakenham and Warragul.

Children often respond best in their own environments, so we can also work with you and your child at your home, school or pre-school.

More information about speech pathology

Please contact our Early Intervention & Therapy Service for more information, including funding options on 03 8793 4267 or enquire using the form below.

**Windermere is committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people** For more information, see our Protecting Children Policy here.

Enquire using the form below...

eg. 04xxxxxxxx or 03xxxxxxxx

Need an interpreter?

We can arrange one for you at no cost. We use only professional and accredited interpreters to protect your privacy.

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