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Prior to therapy it is important to assess speech, language, and social communication skills so that practical therapy goals can be discussed and developed. If you schedule an assessment with Keiko, you will be asked to complete a General Information form which will include information about your child’s developmental history if applicable. Previous assessment reports and/or letters from doctors and allied health professionals can be attached. Any information you provide will be managed and stored securely. For information about Privacy & Confidentiality, click here.
The initial assessment is usually conducted at home or via telehealth (using Zoom) and takes approximately 1.5 hours to 2 hours. Assessment includes an interview with parent(s)/carers to obtain relevant developmental information including medical/health information. It involves observation of play and/or interaction with parent(s)/carers for children; and assessment of speech, language and social communication skills. Following assessment, you will receive a Speech Pathology Assessment Report by email, including assessment results and recommendations.
Speech Pathology intervention/therapy will be based on recommendations from the initial assessment. Therapy will focus on language and social communication difficulties in everyday situations and will take into account each individual's needs. Therapy may involve play skills and peer interaction for pre-schoolers and school age children, or social communication skills for teenagers and young adults. Parents/carers will be regarded as important agents of change for their child and will be supported and coached in strategies to assist their child’s progress in positive and practical ways.
Hanen programs are evidence-based intervention programs which focus on coaching parents & carers in using strategies to promote their children’s language and communication development during everyday activities.
MULTILIT (Making Up For Lost Time in Literacy) is an evidence based literacy program developed by Macquarie University. This systematic & structured approach assists school children in reaching their reading potential.
As a bilingual individual who has lived in Australia for over 25 years, Keiko understands the anxieties and concerns that are relevant to families from culturally diverse backgrounds. Second language issues, cultural differences and different health and education systems can create extra challenges to families impacted by diverse cultural and language conditions. Keiko will assist you with professional, evidence-based knowledge and insights, tailored individually to suit your family.