At ReachUp children with communication needs are given a thorough assessment that is conducted using the latest assessment tools.

Speech and Language Therapy

At ReachUp children with communication needs are given a thorough assessment that is conducted using the latest assessment tools. After consultation with the family and other members of the intervention team, a therapy program is designed that is evidence-based and tailor made for each individual child’s needs, to best improve function and participation.

Language is the foundation of thought and communication. It gives us the tools to share our feelings, thoughts and information as well as receive assistance from others and participate in play and social life. Speech pathology is the identification and treatment of communication difficulties which affect a person’s ability to join in everyday life and learn at school. This can be spoken language or written communication. Some of the areas that a speech pathologist would address are:

1) Articulation: difficulties saying some sounds correctly e.g. /th/, /s/ and /r/.

2) Phonemic awareness and literacy: children who have reading and spelling difficulties possibly due to poor sound awareness e.g. analysis and synthesis and discrimination.

3) Auditory Processing: Ability to follow instructions, listen in noisy environments and remember information given verbally

3) Language: Poor grasp of vocabulary and sentence structure to participate in conversations and in a classroom.

4) Fluency: (Stuttering)

5) Written language

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ReachUp’s speech pathologists can help if your child is:

  • Slow to start talking
  • Not using a lot of words for their age
  • Unclear or hard to understand
  • Frustrated when they can’t get their message across
  • Not following directions and instructions
  • Struggling with reading, spelling or comprehension
  • Finding it hard to engage with others and play with children
  • Have a disability which is impacting speech and communication

We understand it is important for children to have support where they need it most. We can provide services at any of these places:

Once we have identified your child’s profile of strengths and difficulties, we collaborate with you to identify the goals for therapy, which forms the basis of our intervention plan. During this process, we will ask you to identify the skills and/or behaviours that are the priority to work both in the short and long term.

  • At your home
  • At your child’s childcare centre, preschool or school
  • In the community
  • At our centre 

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ReachUp’s programs and services can be funded using your child’s NDIS package. Below you will find a list of our NDIS services which can be funded through NDIS. If at any time you have a question about using NDIS funding at ReachUp feel free to contact us!

Behaviour Support - Improved Daily Living or Improved Relationships

Family Support - Improved Daily Living or Support Co-ordination

Recreation Program - Core Support or Improved Daily living or Increased Social and Community Participation.

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