Speech and Language
Speech Pathology for kids with autism
Our speech pathologists are highly skilled at working with children who might have difficulties learning and participating in a more traditional Speech Pathology programs. They have experience supporting children who engage in behaviours like tantrums, self-injury, aggression, and avoidance of learning activities. Here at ABA for Change we have the tools to help every child learn and grow.
Are specialised working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental delays
Are trained in PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
Will teach your child to express needs and wants and build meaningful relationships
Receive ongoing supervision and support from Board Certified Behaviour Analysts to maximise effectiveness of teaching strategies
What can our Speech Pathologists help with?
We are skilled in helping people who have difficulty saying sounds and improving their ability to be understood by others. Errors in sound production can make it difficult to be understood, increase frustration and lead to difficulties in learning language and literacy. We can also support children diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), articulation disorders and phonological speech disorders.
Our language therapy is tailored for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental delays and often go hand in hand with our ABA programs. We can teach functional communication and conversations as well as receptive and expressive language.
We are trained in teaching and supporting alternative communication such as PECS and Prolquo2go for those with little or no speech or complex communication needs.
We can help people to use language in social contexts, such as; starting conversations, making eye contact and using body language to help them build friendships and meaningful relationships. Some people may have good language skills, but struggle to use them in social situations which may negatively impact their ability to make friends and maintain relationships. We use speech/language therapy and ABA in collaboration to help people learn how to use language to improve their social skills.
Reading and Writing
We can help people who struggle to read and write who may or may not have received a diagnosis of a learning disability (e.g. dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, dysgraphia). We break down the key component skills required for reading (eg. letter sounds, blending sounds together, etc.) so we can determine exactly why someone is having difficulty reading. These limitations can present in many ways, including specific difficulties with spoken and written language, coordination, self-control or attention. Such difficulties extend to schoolwork and can impede learning to read, write, or do maths.
Approved Medicare Providers
Certified Practising Speech Pathogist registered with Speech Pathology Australia
Approved Private Health Provider
Experienced in working with children with speech, language and developmental difficulties
Fee Options for Speech pathology
There are a number of different funding options available to access Speech Pathology services:
- MEDICARE PROGRAMS: (REBATE FOR PRIVATE SERVICES) (EPC)
- PRIVATE HEALTH FUNDS
- SELF FUNDED OR PLAN MANAGED NDIS PLANS