The Speech Language & Literacy Clinic offers tailored &
comprehensive paediatric speech pathology services
for school-aged children (5-18 years).
How do I book an online assessment?
To book an online assessment, just contact us at the clinic. Leave your contact details and a speech pathologist will contact you within 24 hours to ask some questions to help define your needs and schedule an appointment. If you have any specialist reports about your child, such as an occupational therapist, paediatrician or psychologist’s report, please provide them so we can consider them before your assessment to save you time.
When is the clinic open?
Our online clinic operates from Monday to Friday from 9.30am-7.00pm. We are also open during weekends and the school holiday periods. We endeavour to give our patients their preferred appointment times.
What is the assessment process?
Prior to your child's online assessment, you will be required to fill out a questionnaire and some general forms. The length of an overall assessment will depend on your child’s needs and presenting difficulties. On average, an initial assessment for a school-age child is between two and two and a half hours. Any further assessments beyond this time will be re-scheduled at a subsequent appointment.
During a full comprehensive assessment, however, a number of tests will be used to evaluate your child’s speech, language or literacy needs.
At the end of the assessment process, the speech pathologist will then arrange a time with you to discuss your child’s assessment results and possible treatment.
What happens next?
Once the testing process is complete, you will meet online with the speech pathologist to discuss your child’s assessment results and any proposed recommendations including possible treatment options.
A comprehensive assessment report is also available if required. This report will address your child’s performance on each test and the potential impact this may have on their communication and academic performance at school, along with providing both practical strategies and recommendations to assist your child. Generally, you should have your child’s assessment report within two to four weeks.