Speech Pathology at the Child Development Service
Speech pathologists are professionals who can assist in the assessment and treatment of communication and feeding. Within the Child Development Service Speech Pathologists offer a range of services including assessment and advice and strategies to assist parents support the development of their children 0-6 years in the areas of:
- Understanding language
- Combining words into sentences to express meaning
- Speaking clearly so others can understand the message
- Stuttering on words and sounds
- Social communication skills e.g. difficulties interacting with others
- Breast and bottle feeding
- Transition to solids
For more information about the Speech Pathology profession see Speech Pathology Australia.
How We can Help
Parents and guardians are welcome to contact Intake on (02) 6207 8884 or make a referral if they have concerns about their children.
A consultation with a Speech Pathologist provides parents in the ACT with an opportunity to discuss issues about their child's communication skills.
Speech Pathology consultations are available for children 0-6 years who have a residential address in the ACT and have not had contact with the NDIA Early Childhood Early Intervention service partner, EACH.
The consultations are an informal discussion and screening of skills and not a formal assessment.
A written summary of the Speech Pathology consultation is provided for parents.