Peachy Speech

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Our Services

Assessments

We provide a comprehensive suite of speech pathology assessments to evaluate a wide range of communication skills. Our in-depth analyses will not only identify current strengths but also pinpoint areas where targeted therapy can have the greatest impact. This detailed approach ensures a clear roadmap for communication development.

Literacy

We are passionate about helping children develop their reading and writing abilities. We utilise the Multisensory Structured Language (MSL) approach, a research-based method that incorporates multiple learning styles to enhance understanding and retention. This ensures a well-rounded learning experience.

Speech Sounds

Does your child struggle with pronouncing certain sounds? Maybe they say “wadio” for “radio”. Speech pathologists are experts in articulation, the ability to produce speech sounds correctly. We identify the specific sounds your child has difficulty with. Based on the assessment, we create a personalised therapy plan targeting specific sounds. We incorporate play-based learning to make practising sounds enjoyable and motivating for your child.

Early Communication

Strong communication skills are the foundation for a child’s social, emotional, and academic development. Speech pathologists play a vital role in supporting early communication by working with children who may be experiencing delays or difficulties. Through play-based activities and targeted interventions, they can help children develop their communication skills.Early intervention from a speech pathologist can significantly improve a child’s communication skills and set them up for success in school and life.

Language

Speech pathologists don’t just focus on vocabulary building (though that’s important too!). They help children develop receptive language skills, which is the ability to understand what others are saying. This involves activities like following simple directions, identifying objects and actions in pictures, and understanding the meaning of different sentence structures. They also work on expressive language skills, which is a child’s ability to use language to communicate their wants, needs, and ideas. This can involve practising how to ask questions, use pronouns correctly, and express themselves in complete sentences.

Play Development

Play is essential for a child’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. Speech pathologists can help children develop the communication skills needed for successful play interactions. This might involve teaching them how to initiate play, share toys, take turns, and use language to express their ideas and emotions during play. They can also help children develop the social skills needed to navigate the unwritten rules of play, such as cooperation, compromise, and empathy. By supporting play development, speech pathologists can help children build strong social connections and foster a love for learning.

Neuro-inclusivity

Social connection is vital for all of us, and communication is the bridge that gets us there. But communication styles can vary, and that’s where neurodiversity-affirming social communication comes in. This approach celebrates the unique strengths and preferences of people, including those who are neurodivergent. It recognizes that there are many ways to connect and interact effectively. This approach goes beyond just “fitting in.” It’s about empowering people to connect with the world around them in a way that feels authentic and comfortable for them.

Stuttering

Stuttering is a communication disorder that can cause disruptions in a child’s speech flow. It might involve repetitions of sounds or syllables, or even prolonged sounds. Therapy techniques are well researched and the type of intervention will be selected depending on a person’s age and the technique that is most likely to be successful for that particular individual . Speech pathologists can also work with families to create a supportive communication environment and address any emotional anxieties related to stuttering.

Feeding & Swallowing

Speech pathologists ensure safe swallowing and oral development, from infancy to adulthood. We assess how mouth structures impact on functionality. Our expertise addresses challenges like cleft lip/palate, tongue-tie, or sensory issues. We also treat difficulties like tongue thrust or weak gag reflexes. Through collaboration, we create personalised plans for safe swallowing and healthy oral development.

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