What is Speech Pathology?
Speech Pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. Speech Pathology could improve your quality of life by helping you to communicate better with friends, family and others.
How can Speech Pathology help you?
Speech pathology aims to help people who can’t communicate effectively and can help you if you have problems with speech, language, communication, fluency or your voice. They often work with children helping a child’s speech develop.
They can also help with augmentative and alternative communication, in which they help people who have trouble speaking find other ways to communicate.
What a Speech Pathologist can assist you with:
- Developmental delays in children
- A stroke or other brain injury
- Hearing loss
- Feeding difficulties/disorders
- Social skills
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Individual Therapy Plan
Individual assessments give us a snapshot of your communicative strengths and needs, and help us to tailor an individual therapy plan to work towards your goals. Our speech pathologists are able to diagnose each person’s specific problem and devise a treatment plan that best suits their needs.
How long are sessions?
Therapy sessions are typically 1 hour in duration. Sessions can occur as frequently as required, but in most cases, this is either weekly or fortnightly.
People of all ages are eligible to have this service.
You may either choose to have these sessions in our clinic, the client’s home, educational facility or workplace.
Caitlyn is a Speech Pathologist who graduated with a Masters of Speech Pathology in 2014. Since then she has worked with children in community health, private practice, not for profit, and government based roles. Previous areas of experience have included early language development, stuttering, dyslexia, speech sound delays, social skills, and augmentative and alternative communication such as PODD and Proloquo2go.
Caitlyn enjoys working with children and young people and is excited to be part of the Hessel Group team.
Jia graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from Flinders University and her experience includes speech, language, dysphagia and augmentative and alternative communication, mainly within the disability and brain injury sectors.
She enjoys providing individualised care and support, and hopes to continue helping clients within the Hessel Group reach their goals and potential in life.