speaking of learning

Is there more to Speech Pathology than what meets the eye?

“I had people in my life who didn’t give up on me. My mother, my support worker, my teacher. I had one-on-one Speech Pathology. I had a nanny who spent all day playing turn-taking games with me.” - Temple Grandin.

Dr Grandin did not talk until she was three-and-a-half years old. She was fortunate enough to have early Speech Pathology intervention. Her teachers also taught her how to wait and take turns when playing board games. Temple Grandin is autistic. Temple Grandin is also a prominent author and speaker on both autism and on animal behaviour.

We, as Speech Pathologists, have high expectations for your child, no matter how severe their impairments. We have high expectations because we believe everybody deserves the best chance.

Speaking of Learning not only looks at the impairments of the clients we see. We look at the individual, their personality, their likes and dislikes, and we work together with them, to give them the best chance at using their gifts and abilities in the society and world they live in.

From addressing speech clarity and smooth speech, working on grammar and sounding out of phonemes, learning to engage with people by abiding by the rules of conversation, to understanding emotions and other peoples perspectives, we meet your child at every angle of their communication.

Using eye-contact and body language to get a message across can be profoundly ground-breaking for some of our clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Understanding how to generate a syntactical and grammatically correct sentence both orally and in written form can greatly benefit a child’s progress in class.

Understanding how to regulate emotions, weigh up the size of a problem and adjust reactions accordingly, can help our clients develop a stronger and deeper connection with their siblings and friends.

Teaching our clients to make requests verbally and understand instructions will act as a catalyst for them engaging in their kindergarten activities and learning.

As Speech Pathologists, one session at a time, we have the deepest desire to inspire and enlighten our clients with their potential and incredible ability, beyond how they appear to the common eye. Our greatest motivation is to encourage each of our clients to see beyond their impairments and be all that they were created to be.