Services

We provide speech pathology in a multi-disciplinary clinic to individuals right across the age spectrum, including children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.

Paediatrics

Many parents come to us because they are looking for fresh, innovative ways to treat their child, having already tried working with other professionals.

We understand the unique challenges children face with communication and with vast experience, and continual focus on paediatrics, we provide treatments for a number of common challenges including:

  • Expressive and receptive language (understanding language and expressing thoughts with words)
  • Speech articulation (pronunciation). Some common issues we come across include sound substitution e.g. ‘t’ for ‘k’ or ‘f’ for ‘th’
  • Literacy
  • Social skills including poor eye contact
  • Listening and auditory processing
  • Understanding instructions or concepts
  • Grammar
  • Staying on the same topic in conversation
  • Turn- taking in a conversation
  • Stuttering
  • The completion of standardised assessments.
child having a speech threapy session

Speech Therapy

The qualified speech pathologists at Talking in Steps see a great deal of children with an autism spectrum disorder. We are highly experienced in the assessment of communication difficulties seen in autism and designing therapy goals and strategies to enable your child to gain the most from therapy.

What are the different approaches?

PECs

Picture Exchange Communication by Pyramid Education- which teaches the child to make requests and communicate by focusing on their visual strengths.

DIR floortime

Focuses on helping children master the building blocks of relaxing, communicating and thinking, rather than symptoms of ASD alone.

The Developmental Individual Difference, Relationship -based (DIR/floortime) Model is a developmental and interdisciplinary framework that helps clinicians, parents and educators conduct an intervention program tailored to the unique challenges and strengths of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

speech therapy session with child and therapist

Adults

We also provide a number of services to adults, especially within the aged care setting. Our speech pathologists service many aged care facilities in Sydney and are able to see adult clients in our clinic or in the comfort of their own environment. Our team provides treatment for issues such as:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Dementia
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysphagia- included comprehensive swallow assessments.
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Stuttering and rehabilitation from injuries including strokes.
speech therapy service for an elderly person

Asessments

Our speech pathologists are also able to assist by providing advice and education on diet modifications as well as swallowing techniques and exercise.

Seminars

We can also provide a variety of staff and family education seminars as requested.