Speech Pathology for Children

Paediatric Speech Language Therapy

At CARE, working with kids is our bread and butter.

Speech Pathology isn't just about articulation and helping children to speak clearly.

We work closely with little ones every day to support their communication, interaction, play, language development, emotions, education, relationships... and so much more!

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Do you have a child who:

Isn’t speaking at their age level, or has trouble communicating?
Struggles with certain sounds, words, or building sentences?
Loves games and responds well to fun, interactive activities?

At CARE, we understand better than anyone that kids learn through play, exploration, laughter and praise. We pride ourselves on delivering paediatric therapy that is engaging, positive and fun.

During your Initial Consultation, your Speech Pathologist will want to learn all about your child. Family situation, developmental history, genetics, lifestyle, personality (and so much more!) all play a role in shaping your child's communication habits. It is our job to understand your child so that we can deliver evidence-based assessment and therapy that is tailored to your child's needs.

Chat to a member of our team today and let us know how we can help.

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Here’s how it works

Speech Pathology via Video is as easy as 1-2-3…

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Step 1

Call us, send an email or fill out the contact box on our website

Get in touch! Let’s talk about what you need and how we can help you or your child reach your goals.

Step 2

Choose your first session

Our Care Speech Therapy team will work to find an appointment that suits you.

Step 3

You’re on your way to confident communication!

Click on the Zoom link when it’s time. It’s secure, confidential, and you’ll be instantly connected with your speech therapist!

Step 1

Call us or fill in the online form

Get in touch! Let’s talk about what you need and how we can help you or your child reach your goals.

Step 2

Choose your first session

Our Care Speech Therapy team will work to find an appointment that suits you.

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Step 3

You’re on your way to confident communication!

Click on the Zoom link when it’s time. It’s secure, confidential, and you’ll be instantly connected with your speech therapist!

Brisbane Speech Pathologist for Kids and adult

With the power of today’s high-speed internet, you can bring your child to speech therapy without even leaving the house!

Our team work with children of all ages, and with all kinds of goals.

Are you looking to:

Help your child develop language

Support a child with autism, dyslexia, or a speech delay

Have a comprehensive assessment

Find the right therapist for an early intervention plan

Correct a speech sound or articulation error

Improve social communication

Support your child in the classroom

Boost your child's interaction skills

Learn how you can support your child at home

7 Reasons to Choose Care for Your Kids

At Care Speech Pathology, we work with both adults and kids.

Children however need the security of consistent, predictable, and encouraging sessions. They thrive in familiar environments and show off their very best selves when they’re engaged and enjoying an activity.

Did you know that speech pathology via video works particularly well with children?

Here's how:

  • Kids are their true selves at home. When they’re in their natural environment, they’re more comfortable and chatty. As speechies, this gives us many more opportunities to tease out sounds and words.

    Children tend to love devices. If you’ve ever struggled to keep the iPad away from the kids, you’ll know that they gravitate towards screens and can’t hear a word you say once they’re in front of one! Use this inclination to their advantage for once and let them use that focus for something beneficial.

  • We have loads of special online games that we’ve developed to help your child learn, gain confidence, and speak up. They’re highly motivating and will often have you seeing your child in their element!

    Having sessions online comes with the ability to record them so you can see how far your child has progressed over time.

  • Want to link into a session? Whether it’s to listen in so you can learn tips and tricks to use throughout the week or to join your child in session, it’s so easy to do with a tap of a button.

    Wondering about sessions over the holidays? No worries! At Care, the therapy doesn't have to stop because you're in a different location. Speech Pathology via video means no missed sessions so your child’s progress won’t get disrupted or deteriorate.

  • Speech therapy at your fingertips. Forget car park drama. The most significant learning and improvement happens when both children and caregivers are happy and relaxed. We’ve developed our online sessions specifically so you can take a load off and save yourself from rushing the kids to therapy after school or on weekends.

  • Kids are their true selves at home. When they’re in their natural environment, they’re more comfortable and chatty. As speechies, this gives us many more opportunities to tease out sounds and words.

  • Children tend to love devices. If you’ve ever struggled to keep the iPad away from the kids, you’ll know that they gravitate towards screens and can’t hear a word you say once they’re in front of one! Use this inclination to their advantage for once and let them use that focus for something beneficial.

  • We have loads of special online games that we’ve developed to help your child learn, gain confidence, and speak up. They’re highly motivating and will often have you seeing your child in their element!

  • Having sessions online comes with the ability to record them so you can see how far your child has progressed over time.

  • Want to link into a session? Whether it’s to listen in so you can learn tips and tricks to use throughout the week or to join your child in session, it’s so easy to do with a tap of a button.

  • Wondering about sessions during lockdowns? No worries! At Care, the therapy never stops because of social distancing. Online therapy means no missed sessions so your child’s progress won’t get disrupted or deteriorate.

  • Speech therapy at your fingertips. Forget waitlists, waiting rooms, or car park drama. The most significant learning and improvement happens when both children and caregivers are happy and relaxed. We’ve developed our online sessions specifically so you can take a load off and save yourself from rushing the kids to therapy after school or on weekends.

More questions?

Our team have answered them

What if my child is really young?

We love our early intervention clients! Helping little ones find their first words and building their confidence to get them school-ready are among some of our proudest achievements. And we know from our experience that very young children are one of the population groups most suited to Speech Pathology via video. At this age, therapy centres around parent coaching. At Care Speech Pathology, we are formally trained in the Hanen - It Takes Two to Talk® and Hanen – More Than Words® programs, which utilise home videos and parent feedback to carefully monitor and scaffold your child’s development. And this program has been specially adapted for online delivery via telehealth.

Other reasons why Speech Pathology via Video could be the right fit for your child include:

  • Feeling more settled, calm and ready to focus in their own familiar home environment, compared to the distractions they might find in a busy clinic or school.
  • Family involvement! Parents, siblings, or other people can easily attend and participate by sitting with the child or joining from their own device.
  • Creative virtual backgrounds, online platforms and tools create a fun, interactive and engaging experience.
  • Advanced functions such as audio or video recording/playback can enhance a child’s learning.

What can I expect from my appointment?

After choosing a date and time for your first session, you will receive a Zoom link by email. When the time comes, simply click the link to join your session using a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Appointments occur in real-time, so you can see, hear and talk to your Speech Pathologist just like you would in a clinic (that’s why we still call it face-to-face!). Your Speech Pathologist may use physical props and digital programs to make your session more interactive and engaging (and fun!). Sessions can cover everything the client needs – from assessments and report-writing, to ongoing intervention and parent coaching.

How is it different to in-person therapy?

There is actually very little difference. The therapy is still delivered ‘face-to-face’ between you and the Speech Pathologist… it is just from a distance! The actual exercises and activities you will do are almost exactly the same as an in-person session. Our Speech Pathology via Video service includes:

  • Fully qualified and experienced Certified Practising Speech Pathologists (CPSP) registered with Speech Pathology Australia
  • Personalised, targeted intervention to suit the individual needs of every client
  • Gold standard evidence-based intervention programs such as Lidcombe, Camperdown, Hanen, PEERs, SoundsWrite, and many more
  • Highest standards of clinical planning, implementation and evaluation to ensure a first-class client experience

How do I prepare for my first session?

Just make yourself comfortable with your device and internet access ready to go. Ideally, you will be in a quiet, well-lit and private area where you will not be interrupted (or easily distracted!). For children, if parents or carers would usually be present for their in-person appointments, we recommend you be there virtually as well! You can read more in our article about preparing for your first session.

What equipment do I need?

Internet access and a device, such as a computer, tablet or smart phone, are all you need to get started – that’s it! If you have a headset and microphone too, that’s great for getting better audio quality, but it’s not mandatory. We use secure, confidential and reliable video conferencing software to ensure an easy, seamless experience for clients.

Why don’t you provide in-person therapy?

Some of our team members have worked in clinics and schools in the past and have had a lot of experience providing traditional in-person therapy. While they loved that too, they decided the personal touch of Speech Pathology via Video was what they were most passionate about, and how they could provide the best service to families. We have seen the amazing results of online therapy first-hand and we know exactly how effective it can be.

What about clients who cannot use a phone or computer?

As long as there’s someone to help them set up and use the equipment, they can access Speech Pathology via Video too. Ideally, the client should be sitting comfortably and able to clearly see and hear their therapist on the screen (somewhere where the therapist can see and hear them too). For these clients, therapy will often involve working closely with the communication partner (e.g., a parent, friend or carer) to help deliver the intervention. In other words, it’s okay if this person can’t have a conversation with the Speech Pathologist themselves – as long as there is someone there to help them!

Is Speech Pathology via Video covered by the NDIS?

Speech Pathology via Video services are 100% funded by the NDIS. If you have funding for Capacity Building (Improved Daily Living), you can access speech therapy at no out-of-pocket expense to you.

Does therapy have to be done from home?

Not at all – you can attend from anywhere! We often see children at daycare or school with the help of an educator or teacher. We also provide consultations to clients at their work, day program, hospital, living facility, relative’s house, backyard… you name it! Anywhere they can feel comfortable, settled and distraction-free for the duration of the appointment.

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