Speech pathologists support children with communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice.
Speech therapy can help with children who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, brain injuries, learning disability, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, hearing difficulties, autism and other problems that can affect speech and language. Children who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely can also be helped by a speech therapist.
If your child has any of these difficulties we can help:
- Speech sounds and comprehension
- Expressive language
- Alternative or augmentative communication
- Communication difficulties
- Stuttering and lisps
- Social and life skills like feeding difficulties
How can I access Speech Pathology for my child?
- New families can access Speech Pathology as part of your NDIS package.
- Enrolled families can continue to access services through their Helping Children with Autism, Better Start and Medicare HICAPS support.
- Families without NDIS funding – check with your local Early Intervention team to see if they offer the option to pay for private speech pathology services. Contact your local office.
Meet our team
Early Connections Alliance Certified Speech Pathologists are registered with Speech Pathology Australia.
Our experienced speech therapy team have worked exclusively with children with disabilities and developmental delays.
You will find one of our friendly and supportive speech pathologists at all Mid North Coast locations including:
- Speech therapy Manning & Great Lakes (Taree and Tuncurry)
- Speech therapy Port Macquarie / Hastings (Wauchope and Lake Cathie)
- Speech therapy Kempsey
- Speech therapy Coffs Harbour and Coffs Coast
Our team have training in DIR Floortime, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (PODD), Hanen and Circle of Security.
We look forward to speaking with you about your child’s speech therapy needs and helping your child through education, therapy and support.