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Speech Pathology

Speech Pathologists work with individuals to diagnose and treat communication and swallowing disorders, helping individuals improve their ability to speak and eat.

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology Services for Communication

The goal of speech pathology, also known as speech-language pathology, is to assess, diagnose, and treat individuals with communication and swallowing disorders. Speech Pathologists work with individuals of all ages who may have a wide range of communication and swallowing challenges. 

Communication Improvement

One of the primary goals of speech pathology is to help individuals improve their communication skills. This includes speech sounds, language development, and the ability to express thoughts and ideas effectively.

Articulation and Pronunciation

For individuals with speech sound disorders or articulation problems, speech pathologists work to help them correctly produce speech sounds, improving their ability to be understood by others.

Language Development

Speech pathologists work with children and adults to enhance their language skills. This can involve improving vocabulary, sentence structure, and comprehension of spoken and written language.

Fluency

Speech pathologists work with individuals who stutter to help them develop strategies to enhance fluency in their speech.

Voice Disorders

Speech pathologists work with individuals with voice disorders to improve the quality, pitch, and loudness of their voice. This includes individuals with conditions such as vocal nodules or vocal cord paralysis.

Accent Modification

Some speech pathologists work with individuals who want to modify their accents for personal or professional reasons.

Supporting Families, friends & individuals

Education & Counseling

At Sunshines, our speech pathologists are committed to making a personal impact on the lives of individuals and their families. We understand that communication and swallowing disorders can affect people of all ages, from infants to elderly members of our community. Our Speech pathologists evaluate and diagnose various challenges, including speech, language, literacy, cognitive communication, and swallowing disorders.

We create customised treatment plans to enhance communication and swallowing abilities. Our goal is to provide unwavering support and counselling to ensure that individuals and their families can successfully navigate the unique challenges of these conditions.

Tailored services personalised for you

Speech Pathology

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) provide essential support for communication needs of individuals and families dealing with a range of disorders, including Aural Rehabilitation, Cognitive Communication Disorders, and Accent Modification.

Cognitive Communication Disorders

Speech pathologists work with individuals who have cognitive-communication disorders resulting from conditions such as stroke or traumatic brain injury to improve their thinking and communication abilities.

Aural Rehabilitation

Speech pathologists work with hearing impaired individuals to improve their communication skills. This may involve speech therapy and the use of hearing aids or cochlear implants.

Swallowing Disorders

Another important goal of speech pathology is to assess and treat individuals with swallowing disorders (dysphagia) to ensure they can safely eat and drink without the risk of choking or aspiration.

Enhancing Communication

Understanding Multimodal Communication

Speech pathologists play a pivotal role in facilitating effective communication for individuals with speech and language challenges. In the pursuit of enhancing communication outcomes, professionals in this field often employ a multimodal communication approach. This comprehensive strategy integrates various modes of communication to address the diverse needs of individuals, fostering improved linguistic, cognitive, and social communication skills.

Multimodal communication involves the integration of multiple communication modalities, such as speech, gestures, facial expressions, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. Our speech pathologists recognise the uniqueness of each individual and tailor interventions that encompass a spectrum of communication methods. By leveraging various channels, they provide a personalised and inclusive approach that considers the individual’s abilities, preferences, and challenges.

Language Development

Empowering Language with Sunshines Eat Speak Move

When it comes to language development, literacy skills play a pivotal role in our ability to comprehend, communicate, and navigate the complexities of written and spoken language. Literacy, at its core, encompasses the mastery of reading and writing, fostering a profound connection with information, narratives, and ideas.

Speech pathologists assist individuals of all ages in improving and enhancing their literacy skills including comprehending nuances, decoding written text, and articulating thoughts coherently.

Literacy Development occurs under the guidance of a speech pathologist. Speech pathologists assist people, whether they’re kids learning to read or adults improving their skills, by focusing on communication, critical thinking, and academic success. Customising their approach to meet everyone’s unique needs.

Speech pathologists are expert facilitators, using proven methods to improve literacy skills. At Sunshines Eat Speak Move, we cover a range of interventions, addressing areas like phonological awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. Through thorough assessments and targeted help, we play a vital role in assisting individuals in developing their overall language skills. Our goal is to empower individuals to navigate written and spoken language confidently. In the professional world, speech pathologists are crucial in building literacy competence, ensuring individuals can not only read words but also understand, analyse, and express ideas clearly.

Individual SUCCESS

Our Sunshine Community

As allied health professionals, our connection with individuals and the broader community is the cornerstone of our practice. We are committed to building relationships that go beyond medical diagnoses and treatments, emphasising empathy, trust, and open communication.

We have been going to Sunshines for 4 years now. Kayla and Dorsa are amazing with my boy. They're very kind, approachable, listening to your concerns and always sincerely wants to helps. I highly recommended them if you're looking for a good therapists.
Gloria Merinding
Gloria Merinding
2022-07-20
The lovely staff here absolutely amazing. So accommodating to life outside. And are so creative and wonderful in the ways they help my son. He has always enjoyed his time spent here. Would highly recommend if your little one has a hard time connecting with others the transition goes at their pace and will be amazed at the outcomes.
Anna Pattel
Anna Pattel
2022-07-05
I have a son with extreme behavioural issues. The incredible team at Sunshines have tailored a therapy plan for him and we are seeing amazing success. I have received more help here than I have anywhere in the allied health industry. They have made us feel welcome loved and supported through our journey. My son’s successes is based on the services sunshines has provided. I cannot speak highly enough of Kayla, Jamie and the team.
Chrystal Fimone
Chrystal Fimone
2022-07-01
I have 3 children who attend weekly appointments here, every single therapist/staff member is amazing!! I couldn’t recommend sunshines highly enough, they all go above and beyond for my children. Special mention to physio Lauren. She has been an invaluable support for my daughter and our entire family, I could never thank her enough for everything she has and does do for my baby. Your a rock star ✨
Jocelyn Lutton
Jocelyn Lutton
2022-06-22
The Senior Adults OT assists me with understanding concepts, and gives me the tools to build my skills to meet my goals. I have been working with this OT for the part 6 months and I feel more confident in my day to day living. I have also seen the Physio and Speech Therapy team and have been impressed. I would highly recommend these services to others.
Hannah Smith
Hannah Smith
2022-06-20
Really can't praise this team enough. We're always personally greeted upon coming in, their accomodating with rescheduling and my little ones therapist has taught my little guy so much.
Ms Wood
Ms Wood
2022-06-20
My son absolutely loves Sunshines, he always asks how long until his next visit, not many places I spoke to take older kids nearing teenage years but Sunshines was no problem. It appears hard to get in unless you book well in advance because they are busy but I think been busy says enough in itself - couldn’t be happier with this wonderful company and I love the atmosphere when you walk in- keep up the great work ☺️ Thank you for all your hard work Kate Warner
Lucee Warner
Lucee Warner
2022-06-20
We have been with Sunshines since the beginning of the year for our 3 year old who sees a speechy. Our child’s speech has come a long away since we started. The staff are friendly & helpful would highly recommend!
Jessica Lennox
Jessica Lennox
2022-06-20
We’ve been going to Sunshines for over 12 months now and have been nothing but impressed with the facilities and the staff. The support my family have been getting over this 12 months not only from my sons OT Renee, but the collaboration between all staff for ideas and thoughts, have been amazing. 100% recommend! 💕
Madison Thompson
Madison Thompson
2022-06-20