Speech Pathology Services
'To effectively communicate, we must realise that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others' - tony robbins
Wildflower Holistic Services is passionate about supporting our community in communicating their needs and wants and expressing themselves in a way that is true to them. This is why we are committed to including services in our space that address all aspects of health and wellbeing and we believe our Speech Pathologist is a huge component of living a life that is meaningful and effective in all areas.
What is a Speech Pathologist?
Speech pathologists (also known as speech therapists) diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, understanding language, reading, social skills, stuttering and using voice. They work with people of all ages who may have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, disabilities, stroke, brain injuries, dementia and hearing loss, as well as other issues that can affect speech and language. Some speech pathologists can also help people who experience difficulties swallowing food and drinks safely.
What can we help with?
Speech sounds (pronunciation)
Language difficulties (e.g. sentence structure, understanding)
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Social communication skills
Support for individuals with limited verbal communication, including AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication)
Functional communication support for teenagers and adults
What would you expect from Speech Pathology?
In order to set appropriate therapy goals, it is recommended that a comprehensive, individualised assessment is conducted.
Assessments usually take between 60 to 90 minutes, and may include informal observations, discussions regarding concerns and case history, and completion of several formal assessments. A detailed report with recommendations for further steps will then be provided.
Therapy sessions may be recommended following the initial assessment. Goals, activities and home practice will be tailored to suit you and/or your child’s needs and interests.
We believe in taking a family-centred, holistic approach to supporting my clients with their communication goals. Communication overlaps with every part of our lives, therefore it is important to collaborate with families, other therapists, and teachers. This ensures that everyone is able to support the individual as a cohesive team.