Welcome to Freo Speech
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At Fremantle Speech Pathology Services, we have over thirty Speech Pathologists providing services to people in and around Perth with speech, language and literacy difficulties.
We’re a dynamic practice that has been dedicated to our clients since 1987. Our therapists are trained in a number of programs, including PROMPT Therapy, Lidcombe Program, Sounds-Write Program, Hanen Program, Talk for Writing, Word Aware, and UFLI. Please do contact us with your queries.
What should I do if I suspect my child may be delayed but I'm not sure?
We recommend investigating any concerns instead of taking a wait-and-see approach. If you're not sure, you can talk to one of our therapists who can guide you in the best direction. We are able to complete a screen or assessment to put your mind at ease.
Other than the NDIS, can I access any funding for speech therapy sessions?
Most private health companies provide speech pathology rebates depending on your level of cover. Alternatively, Medicare provides some rebates through a number of different schemes but you will need a referral for a GP to access these.
I thought Speech Pathologists only work with lisps and stutters. Why has my child's teacher referred us?
Speech Pathologists are experts in language development, making them well-suited to work in literacy. Language is the foundation of reading and writing; therefore, Speech Pathologists can apply their knowledge to help individuals with literacy skills. This multidisciplinary approach ensures a comprehensive understanding of communication in all its forms.
Does My Child Need an Assessment?
If you are concerned about your child, there are several significant signs that you can look for. Use the checklists below to learn what these are, and if you'd like to talk with a speech pathologist, or book an assessment, contact us.