Services

Speech Pathology assessment, intervention (therapy) and consultations are mobile and online. 

Locations serviced: South-eastern Melbourne municipalities such as Bayside, Kingston, Frankston, Casey and Monash

FUNDING:

  • Services are largely provided to plan-managed and self-managed NDIS clients and follow the 2019-20 NDIS price guide 

  • Medicare CDM plans and private health insurance rebates can be used to subsidise Speech pathology appointments

  • contact for more information re: fees

WHO WE WORK WITH

We work with infants, children and adults presenting with:  

  • Complex communication needs and severe language impairment

    • e.g. Autism, Down Syndrome, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, dysarthria

  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) 

    • e.g. mealtime safety, swallowing rehabilitation 

  • Acquired disabilities

    • e.g. Aphasia, vocal fold palsy, acquired brain injury

  • Voice needs 

    • e.g. voice feminisation, functional voice concerns

  • Developmental language disorder 

    • e.g. difficulties with understanding and using language, often impacting literacy.​

 
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AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION (AAC)
 

AAC is the main area of practice from Farhin's extensive experience in working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and severe language disorders locally and internationally (Foundation for Autism Research and Education, Chattogram, Bangladesh).

When children do not meet all their needs with speech, a robust AAC system is needed as early as possible. It's not a last resort! AAC-use has shown to increase verbal communication. AND NO, you don't always need to start with something simple (e.g. PECS). 

 

Speech generating devices or tablet-based apps can provide opportunities to learn new words and develop LANGUAGE while speech is developing. We can assist you with writing strong NDIS AT applications to support the funding of communication devices.

We also work with adults with acquired brain injuries or stroke who need AAC to communicate effectively so that they can participate as a full and equal member of their community.

 

AAC intervention encompasses collaboration with family, staff and/or carers in the individual's life. Communication happens EVERY DAY... not just in therapy. Upskilling communication partners is most effective and sustainable in supporting long term growth of communication skills.

 
Training & Professional Development
  • SOS approach to feeding

  • DIR 101 

  • PROMPT-trained clinician

  • LSVT LOUD™ Certified Clinician

  • Learn to Play - Imagine, Create, Belong

  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)

  • Talking Mats Certified

  • Intensive interaction (Level 1 and 2) 

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