Our team is able to provide assessment and therapy for children with communication and feeding difficulties. Therapy may be individual or group therapy, parent training or home programming. Areas our speech pathologists can help you with include:
- Understanding language
- Using correct vocabulary and grammar
- Putting sentences together
- Using sounds correctly
- Social Skills
- Breast and bottle feeding
- Transitioning to solid foods.
When to refer your child to Speech Pathology
Our guide to speech pathology services provides information on communication development and when to refer.
Please note that waiting times exist for all centres therefore early referral is important.
How to refer your child to Speech Pathology
To refer your child to Speech Pathology call our intake line on 02 4328 7999.
You will be required to leave a message and one of our administration officers will return your call to organise an appointment as needed. Please ensure you leave a contact number that you can be reached on and be aware that the return call may come from a private number.
A doctor’s referral is not required, except for VFSS requests.
To change or enquire about your appointment please call your local community health centre listed below, or if unsure call 02 4320 3792.
Erina: 02 4367 9600
Gateway: 02 4328 7900
Lakehaven: 02 4393 7777.
Long Jetty: 02 4336 7800.
Woy Woy: 02 4344 8432.
We welcome feedback on any services received from our team and suggestions on how we can improve. To provide feedback please contact the Speech Pathology department Manager on 02 4320 3626.