Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Know If My Child Has A Problem?
You should always refer your child if s/he:
Cannot be easily understood by other people;
Is being teased or showing frustration because of communication issues;
Is using fewer words than other children of the same age;
Is struggling with reading, spelling or writing;
Has a diagnosis that could affect his/her speech or language such as hearing loss, Auditory Processing Disorder, Autism etc.
On the home page is a list of ages; you can click on the relevant age to read more information about when to refer.
What Sort Of Areas Do You Provide Therapy For?
We work with individuals who present with communication difficulties in both oral as well as written language. The main areas targeted within the practice are:
Early language delay
Verbal comprehension difficulties
Expressive language difficulties
Autism and disability
English as a second language teaching
You can learn more about our services here.
How Much Does Therapy Cost?
Assessments can cost somewhere in the range of $250 for simple assessments through to $785 for more complex cases that require a high level of analysis plus a written report.
The cost of therapy sessions is determined by the duration of the session:
60 minutes sessions are $145
45 minutes sessions are $117
30 minutes sessions are $90
Do You Treat Adults As Well As Children?
Yes, we work with little babies who are just learning to communicate right through to adults who are experiencing difficulties with spelling, reading and writing (and all ages in between).
How Can I Book In?
You can request to speak to a speech pathologist on our contact page, or if you prefer to call the clinic during office hours on 9433 4595, our Practice Manager will take all the details.
Is There A Long Wait Time For An Appointment?
This depends on your availability. You may be seen earlier if you can attend appointments within school hours (appointments are available almost immediately), however after school times and Saturdays are a little more difficult to secure and you will likley have to go on our waitlist for those times.
Why Should I Choose Fremantle Speech Pathology Services?
The therapists at Fremantle Speech Pathology Services receive constant professional development; they are always learning and refining their skills.
They adopt evidenced based techniques in their therapy; this is done through constant analysis and discussion of research articles in their particular areas of interest.
They work together to solve difficult cases and share their knowledge within the practice; it is such a positive and productive workplace.
There are 32 therapists working in the practice, all with different levels of experience and interest; there is always someone to help out with advice about a complex client.
The clinic is well resourced with all the latest tests, programs and equipment.
It is a gorgeous, brightly coloured building that oozes with fun; people are happy to work and learn in this environment.
Speak to a Speech Pathologist
To talk about your child with a speech pathologist, or book an assessment, complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch.