Speech Pathology in Melbourne

Assessment

Contact our receptionists on 9499 8911 to book the initial consultation for your child, which takes approximately 1 hour. The initial consultation includes taking a detailed case-history of your child. Please bring along your Child Health Record book if your child has a complex birth or medical history.

Simple assessments will be completed in one session, but children with more complex needs can require 2 or 3 one hour sessions. We provide parents with detailed feedback regarding your child’s assessment results and an opportunity to discuss our recommendations for management.

To assess very young children (up to age 3 or 4 years) we use gentle play-based assessment, observations and samples of speech and language which may be collected in the clinic or at home.

For older children we use a range of nationally standardised assessment procedures.  A comprehensive assessment of a school-aged child may take 2 or 3 sessions, to include testing of receptive and expressive language, auditory memory, social & conversational skills, oral narrative and  reading / pre-reading abilities.