About us

FAQs

Who do you see?

Leaps & Bounds Speech Pathology helps children of all ages who are having difficulties with:

  • Speech sounds/pronunciation
  • Receptive Language (Understanding / comprehension)
  • Expressive Language
  • Stuttering
  • Voice
  • Feeding
  • School Readiness
  • Reading, writing, spelling and phonological awareness
  • Learning and attention
  • Multiple disabilities (sensory, physical, intellectual)
  • Pre-language skills
  • Social and play skills
  • Autism spectrum disorders

If your child is having difficulties in any of the above areas, it is advisable to have an assessment performed by a Speech Pathologist. Early intervention is important and at Leaps & Bounds Speech Pathology therapy is fun. We tailor every therapy session (including homework) to the individual child. Our practical and individualised approach allows for continual progress and helps make learning a positive experience for your child.

We endorse a family-based approach to all therapy and believe that “knowledge is power”. In some cases, children may work better if their parents or care-givers wait in the waiting room, and sometimes when there are other siblings present, that is logistically preferable. In that case, therapy and homework are comprehensively explained to the parent, and often written in a homework book. This is the exception, rather than the rule. Usually we prefer the parents to be in the room to see what is happening in therapy and to take part in it.

Remember, this is YOUR child and it is important for you to see how therapy works and how any assessments are done. No therapy system or method should be “secret” and the more you know and understand therapy, the better you will be able to help your child.

When should I refer?

'Early intervention' is the best way to assist children who are having difficulties. In other words, don't just 'wait and see', but get in touch as soon as there are concerns. Our Speech Pathologists can determine whether a child would benefit from therapy or whether the difficulties are appropriate for his or her age.

How often do I attend?

Weekly therapy with homework in between is ideal for maximising learning opportunities and consistency of progress…but…we know this is not possible for some families for various reasons. We can arrange less frequent sessions to suit your individual needs. If you have questions, please speak to your Speech Pathologist.

Can I claim money back?

Our Speech Pathologists are registered providers for most Private Health Funds. Clients should check their rebate entitlements with their fund. We are also registered with Medicare to provide services under a Medicare Team Care Arrangement (Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM) previously known as an EPC). We are registered providers for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Please speak to your Speech Pathologist, GP, or Paediatrician for more information.

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