Our Services

Canberra Speech and Language offer personalised speech pathology services for children and adolescents. Special areas of clinical interest at Canberra Speech and Language are speech difficulties (cleft palate, CAS, phonological disorder), early language (late talking), bilingualism and hearing impairment.

Assessment

We offer initial diagnostic assessment for children and adolescents with the following difficulties:

  • speech sound difficulties

  • language and literacy difficulties

  • stuttering (fluency)

  • voice.

We can also provide assessment for adults with speech and language difficulties that are residual from childhood.

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Therapy

Therapy is individualised to each child and takes place in the clinic or via telehealth with home practice activities. Home and preschool/school visits are not currently offered.


Therapy aims to be family-centred and is based on current evidence and best practice. 

Collaboration and consultation with other health professionals and teachers may occur in order to work effectively towards a child's communication goals.

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Groups

Parent information sessions and small group therapy sessions will be run in 2022.
Watch this space for upcoming groups.

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Programs

Leah is certified to run the following programs and therapies:

  • PROMPT is a tactile-kinesthetic (touch and feel) approach to speech therapy, where the SP helps the client to feel how to produce words guiding the movement of the mouth, jaw and tongue

  • Sounds-Write First Rate Phonics, an evidence based highly structured synthetic phonics programme

  • It Takes Two to Talk® - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delay

  • Learning Language and Loving It™ - The Hanen Program® for Early Childhood Educators and Teacher Talk™, professional training programs for early childhood educators, teachers and support staff

  • Circles of Security® Parenting™, a parent reflection program designed to enhance attachment between parents and their children

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Clinical supervision

Leah is available to provide clinical supervision and mentoring to speech pathologists interested in developing their skills in speech sound disorders and cleft palate.

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