Smart Talking
Speech Pathology

SERVICES
Individual Assessment 
The first session will be an individual assessment session where the speech pathologist will talk with you about your child’s medical and developmental history as well as your concerns with your child’s communication skills. The speech pathologist will complete an assessment of your child’s communication skills. Feedback and recommendations based on the outcomes of the assessment will be provided.
    
Individual Therapy
​  ​​ ​​​ Individual therapy sessions are between 30-60 minutes depending on your child’s needs. Specific goals will be set with the family and are based on the outcome of the assessment. Play based activities and games will be used to achieve the therapy goals. Parent training and involvement is an integral component of the therapy sessions. Home practice activities and strategies will also be provided.     

'Kids Club' Social Skills Group (Prep and Grade 1 students) 

This group is based on the Social Thinking® methodology, We Thinkers Curriculum, developed by Michelle Garcia Winner (www.socialthinking.com). Social Thinking® explores the thought processes behind social interaction and helps children to recognise and problem solve in play with peers. 
This group is run by an experienced speech pathologist and occupational therapist. Group sessions include structured explicit teaching and supported play based practice with peers. The group aims to 
develop children’s skills with: thoughts and feelings, following the group plan, thinking with your eyes, whole Body Listening, body in the group, self regulation, expected/unexpected behaviours, smart guess, flexible and stuck thinking, size of the problem and sharing an imagination
This program, including its teacher or leader, is not affiliated with, nor has it been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by Michelle Garcia Winner and Think Social Publishing, Inc.
 



Skills for School Group
 ​​​​​This group is run by an experienced speech pathologist and occupational therapist. The group aims to develop a child’s: attention and listening skills, social thinking skills, language skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, independence skills and phonological awareness skills. The group offers a fun learning environment with structured (e.g. mat time, table activities) as well as more informal play based activities. 
    
Speech Pathology Groups
   ​Other group programs are available on request and include:
Early Language parent training groups
Speech sound groups
Language groups
Phonological Awareness/Early Literacy groups