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Assessment and Therapy Provided in the Following Areas
We help children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, language disorders and specific learning difficulties to understand and successfully negotiate social communication and high level language skills.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Our speech pathologists can help both you and your child to understand the world around them better, develop logical strategies to deal with confusion and conflict, assist with social stories and routines to reduce anxiety, and teach cognitive strategies to help them deal with their own and others’ emotions.
We specialise in this vital area of literacy, which can cause problems with discriminating differences between speech sounds, being able to “filter out” background noise and developing good phonological awareness (sound/symbol) skills.
Build the skills required to make reading, writing and spelling easy and fun, including the development of sound/symbol association skills, scaffolding/mind maps, spelling rules, decoding and developing useful strategies for reading.
Both speech pathologists at Freedom of Speech have extensive experience in dealing with voice problems, whether they be due to incorrect use, physical damage or neurological conditions.
ARTICULATION & DYSPRAXIA (MOTOR PLANNING) DISORDERS
Correct you/your child’s ability to speak clearly. At Freedom of Speech, we are experts in assessing and treating all sound issues, to ensure that your child is understood by all around them.
Freedom of Speech therapists are both rehabilitation specialists, who have spent the majority of their careers assisting people who have had a stroke recover or manage their communication.
EATING & SWALLOWING DIFFICULTIES
Whether a result of stroke or other neurological conditions, Freedom of Speech will be able to assess your swallowing ability and advise you regarding texture, positioning and swallowing techniques to keep you safe.
An area of long-standing interest for both Karen and Kylie, we are adept at treating a wide range of neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Dementia-related conditions. Kylie is also a certified LSVT therapist, a technique with proven effectiveness in Parkinson’s disease.
EARLY LANGUAGE STIMULATION
Teach your child to talk, understand early language concepts and use language to organise their world.
Practical, supportive strategies to help both children and adults who are dysfluent.
AUGMENTATIVE & ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION
Including the provision of visual aides and teaching the basics of sign language.
FAST FORWORD PROGRAMME
Karen has been involved in this programme for many years, and is able to assist you in accessing this proven, neurologically-based computer training system for auditory processing disorders.
An area of special interest to Karen, who has worked for many years with both adults and children who are experiencing a wide range of developmental challenges.
A core area of speech pathology, our therapists can assist your child with both receptive/comprehension and expressive language difficulties, to enable them to reach their academic potential.
We always welcome the opportunity to educate regarding a range of areas, including Voice Care and Effective Communication. Contact us for details.
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