Speech-Language Therapy for Children

Speech, Reading, Writing & Social Skills

Do you feel like your child is not at the same level as their siblings or peers with their speech, reading, writing or social skills? Key indicators that show children’s difficulties with speech and communication can range from simply having difficulties being understood by those around them and poor listening skills, to frustration at failing to convey their point of view, or getting muddled and confused when finding the right words in longer conversation.

EDUCARE can help your child improve their speech, and their reading and writing skills. Your child will start to enjoy learning new things, having better relationships with other children and adults, and gain new confidence at school which helps lead to improved results.

What to expect from our therapy

What we specialise in:

  • Speech: If your child is having trouble speaking clearly or pronouncing words then our qualified speech pathologists can help.
  • Language/understanding: If your child is having trouble understanding instructions, understanding ideas and general conversation or can’t communicate their thoughts effectively, then we can help improve their communications skills.
  • Literacy: If your child is having trouble reading and writing we can help with rapid improvement of their comprehension skills and writing skills.
  • Social Skills: Does your child have trouble making new friends? We can help with your childs understanding of social situations, both verbal and non-verbal information, helping your child’s ability to make new friends
  • Fluency/Stuttering: If your child is stuttering? We can help them speak more fluently and with greater confidence

Book an appointment for attentive & patient speech therapy

Whether you are in Charlestown, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle or any of the surrounding NSW suburbs, we at EDUCARE strive to offer patient and attentive speech therapy services for all children. We also offer extensive services in our paediatric clinic and with child psychology. For more information, or to book an appointment, please contact us today by calling (02) 4943 4444, or leave your details on our easy to complete contact page, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Do I need to have a referral to see the speech therapist and occupational therapist?

No referral is needed for Speech or OT therapy. However, the clinician will assess if your child/you are eligible for the Chronic Disease Care Plan that provides a Medicare rebate of $55 for five annual sessions with a Speech and Occupational Therapist. Please note it is a total of 5 sessions with a speech therapist or occupational therapist; OR 5 sessions divided between the two clinicians if the client needs to see both clinicians.

Katrina Allan Speech-Language Pathologist

Bachelor Speech Pathology (Hons) Hanen Certified  Member of Speech Pathology Australia Katrina comes to Educare...

Joy Hirst Paediatric Speech and Language Pathologist

B.Sp.Path (Hons) Hanen Certified Registered sounds-write linguistic phonics practitioner Member of Speech Pathology Australia Medicare...