Services

All Modern Speechie assessment and therapy sessions are conducted in the child's home, child care or school setting. This enables us to tailor our service to best meet the needs of each individual child and their family.

A number of assessment and therapy services are available to help children who:

  • Are “late talkers”
  • Have trouble using words, grammar and sentences
  • Have difficulty telling stories
  • Have trouble being understood by others
  • Have difficulty saying particular speech sounds
  • Have trouble remembering and following instructions
  • Have comprehension difficulties such as understanding and answering questions
  • Are confused by concepts such as positional language (e.g., in/on/next to)
  • Have difficulty understanding and remembering sequences (e.g., first/ last, before/after)
  • Are having reading and spelling difficulties
  • Are stuttering
  • Have difficulty with social and non-verbal communication skills such as using eye contact, using gestures, taking turns and maintaining the topic of conversation appropriately.

Assessment

The assessment process will be adapted to suit each child based on their age and the concerns raised. Following the assessment the child’s results and the clinician’s recommendations are discussed and a written report is provided.

Therapy

 

Individual and group therapy sessions can be arranged with homework tasks provided where appropriate. The frequency of therapy sessions will be determined following discussion with the child’s family.

Other Services

  • Whole class sessions
  • Home programs
  • Kindergarten screenings during orientation or transition periods to help identify the children who may require further assessment and/or support in the classroom
  • Consultations with parents, teachers and/or other professionals
  • Presentations at staff meetings, parent information nights etc. on topics such as, “Normal communication development”“What is a communication disorder?”, “Strategies to support children with speech and language difficulties” and “Working with children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds”.