A diagnosis of Autism can cause real concerns about a child’s ability to communicate. Early intervention is key. Let us help guide you through this process.
Has your child received a diagnosis of Autism or another disability affecting their communication? Does your child require help to learn to speak? Does your child avoid eye contact? Is your child unable to take turns when playing? Does your child find it difficult to play with other children? Does your child use visual symbols or gestures to make sense of their world? Does your child require an alternative communication system? Do you want to utilise a device like an iPad to engage your child in learning to communicate?
Stirling Speech Pathology is a registered provider with Helping Children With Autism (HCWA), Better Start and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We can provide treatment and management of your child’s needs. We have staff trained in the use of Key Word Sign, PECS, the PROMPT technique (to improve articulation), TOBY Playpad, COMPASS with PODD and Proloquo2go. Speech Pathologists work closely with the Occupational Therapist to ensure that goals can be jointly managed across both areas.
We work on the building blocks to communication. These may include teaching pre-communication skills like joint attention, eye contact and imitation. It may include teaching specific words in a structured way. We may use visual symbols, photos, pictures or gestural signs if these prove beneficial for your child. We use a number of techniques to assist your child to understand what is said. We add new skills gradually to improve your child’s ability to relate to others. We teach social skills in a group setting to ensure their communication skills are applied to the natural environment. We focus on activities your child enjoys.
For assistance to plan your child’s management and to learn how to assist your child’s speech and language development, call us at Morley 08 9275 7118, Armadale 08 9399 8547 or City Beach 08 9245 4644 or click here to request a call back or to make an inquiry.