Speech Pathologist - Paediatric
Ms Deborah Wilson
PAEDIATRIC SPEECH PATHOLOGY
Availability: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialising in Paediatric Services
Speech Pathology support for young children and their families.
Deborah has extensive experience and a special interest in working with preschool children and early primary school children with developmental delays and disabilities, complex communication needs, ASD, stuttering and feeding difficulties. Deborah is a Key Word Sign Presenter and offers 1 day Key Words Sign Workshops.
Why do you need a speech pathologist?
Your child may need assistance from a Speech Pathologist if they have difficulties with one or more of the following:
delay in speaking
understanding what is said
remembering what they hear
listening and paying attention
learning to use language
expressing ideas (written and verbal)
using the right words
forming sentences correctly
understanding or telling stories
understanding what is meant
reading and spelling
clarity of speech
speaking loudly or quietly
controlling volume of speech
social skills (pragmatics)
Casey Speech Pathology uses a range of recognised intervention methods, strategies and programs including:
Hanen - It Takes Two to Talk
Hanen - More Than Words
PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
Boardmaker - Picture Communication Symbols
Lidcombe Program - for Early Childhood Stuttering
Keyword Sign Victoria
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
iPad - with Communication Apps such as Proloquo2go
Casey Speech Pathology can
provide specialised intervention tailored to your child's needs
work with your family to maximise your child's potential
assist with training to show your family how to apply new strategies
develop programs targeting areas of concern that can be followed at home
liaise with your doctor or paediatrician
liaise with other allied health professionals to support your child
liaise and/or visit with your child's child care centre, kinder or school
Casey Speech Pathology may assist children with diagnosed conditions such as:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Pervasive Developmental Disorder
Global Developmental Delay
Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
Early Childhood Stuttering
Developmental Swallowing Disorders
Contact our friendly receptionists on 9708 1200 to book the initial consultation for your child, (approximately 1 hour). The initial consultation includes taking a detailed case-history of your child. Please bring your completed Client Information and Referral Details form, your Child Health Record book and any Specialist/School/Kinder reports that may be relevant to your child.
Assessment may consist of standardized tests, speech and language samples, observations and information provided by you and others involved in your child's care and education.
Simple assessments can be completed in one session, but children with more complex needs can require 2 or 3 one hour sessions.
A comprehensive report of the assessment, results and recommendations will be compiled and forwarded to you within approximately 6 weeks. If therapy is recommended a regular appointment time can be discussed. It is important that the report is shared with other services that your child is currently accessing.
Subsequent therapy sessions will be tailored to your child's individual needs, and will focus on improving areas of concern identified during the initial consultation and assessment.
Parents are welcomed to take part in most therapy sessions. Whenever possible, we encourage you to have your other children minded while you attend assessment and therapy sessions. A home program will be provided. It is expected that you will incorporate strategies discussed within the therapy sessions into your daily routines.
All information provided and gathered is treated as confidential. We will seek your permission to release any information concerning your child to others involved in their care, such as doctors, psychologists, teachers and carers.
Helping Children with Autism (HCWA)
Children with Autism may also be referred by a Paediatrician for Speech Pathology assessment and/or treatment under Medicare. The maximum number of sessions is 20. A Medicare rebate of approximately $74.80 applies to these sessions.
Better Start Initiative (BSI)
Children with diagnosis of Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X, Hearing-impairment and other specified Syndromes may also be referred by a Paediatrician for Speech Pathology assessment and/or treatment under Medicare. The maximum number of sessions is 20. A Medicare rebate of approximately $74.80 applies to these sessions.
Chronic Disease Management Program (CDM formerly EPC Enhanced Primary Care)
Children with complex care needs may be eligible for a Medicare Rebate ($53.80 per session) for up to 5 Speech Pathology sessions per year. Children may be eligible if they require services from more than one medical or allied health practitioner (e.g. Speech Pathology + Audiology, Psychology, Occupational therapy, or Medical Specialist). Ask your GP for more information about your child's eligibility for a CDM plan.
Private Health Fund Rebates
If you have private health extras cover, you may be eligible for a rebate. Please check with your health fund.
Please contact our friendly receptionists on (03) 9708-1200 to enquire about fees.
24 hours (1 business day) notice is required for cancellations or rescheduling.
Late Cancellation fees apply as follows;
Late Cancellation:50% of Scheduled Fee
Non Attendance:Full Fee
Accounts must be paid on the day of your appointment.
Self Managed NDIS must be paid on the day of your appointment.
Plan Managed NDIS accounts will be emailed to your plan manager by CSP after your service.
Payment can be made by cash, EFTPOS and credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
Rebates can be claimed through HICAPS once your account has been paid in full.
Australian Stuttering Research Centre
Autism Victoria (Amaze)
FaHCSIA Better Start Initiative