Speech Pathology

Speech Pathologists work with individuals who have difficulties with communication. Speech Pathologists assess and develop skills such as using speech and language to express thoughts and ideas, understanding spoken language, using and understanding written language, pronouncing sounds and speaking clearly, social use of language and pragmatics, stuttering and voice disorders. Speech Pathologists can also assess and manage swallowing disorders. At NextPath, we also specialise in working with individuals with Complex Communication needs and/or who require AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication).

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 individual 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.

To learn more about our speech pathology offering, please contact us. 

Does my child need Speech Pathology?

If they...

  • 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
  • Stutter

... your child or young adult may benefit from Speech Pathology.