At NextPath, we use an individual’s strengths and interests to develop their communication skills. We work with individuals with a range of communication difficulties that may be due to developmental delays or disabilities/intellectual disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, chromosomal disorders, genetic conditions or other learning difficulties.
What services do we provide?
- Speech Pathology Assessments including language, speech, literacy, feeding/swallowing, social communication/pragmatics assessments
- Ongoing individualised treatment sessions in our therapy rooms or via telehealth
- Outreach sessions to homes, schools, childcare centres or in the community
- Group therapy sessions including social communication groups
- Therapy through an Allied Health Assistant Model.
- Liaison and support to other services involved in an individual’s care e.g. Preschools, Long Day Care Centres, other Therapies and Schools.
- Home programs and parent and carer training
Does my child need Speech Pathology?
Our Speech Pathology services can benefit children or young adults who:
- Are not reaching early developmental/communication milestones
- Have difficulty expressing their thoughts and ideas using verbal language
- Have unclear speech or pronunciation of words or sounds
- Have trouble understanding what people say, e.g. difficulty following instructions or answering questions
- Have complex communication needs and would benefit from using AAC
- Are not showing readiness for school at an appropriate age
- Are struggling with reading and/ or writing
- Have difficulty interacting socially with peers
- Have difficulty with oral-motor skills, including feeding and swallowing
- Have voice disorders