At Lindfield Speech Pathology and Learning Centre each child's therapy is individualised according to their needs. The report you will receive following the assessment will outline recommendations specific to your child.
The following programs may be incorporated in your child's therapy:
The Spalding Method helps children spell, read and write. It uses multisensory instruction (children hear, say, write and see each word) and helps develop higher-level thinking skills (such as analysis and reasoning).
Sounds-Write is a phonics program that teaches in simple steps how the sounds of language are represented by the writing system.
Lindamood-Bell Programs focus on the sensory-cognitive processing necessary for reading and comprehension.
PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) is a technique that embodies neuromotor principles, somesthetic (kinesthetic and proprioceptive), auditory and visual information to provide feedback to the speech system.
ReST (Rapid syllable transition treatment) is a treatment approach for children with Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). ReST uniquely uses non-words (e.g. kuba, deefa) to teach transitions between sounds and syllables and to improve prosody.
Orafacial Myology is treatment of the orofacial muscles (muscles of the tongue, lips and jaw) to improve muscle function and tone so that normal growth and development can take place.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
PODD (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display) is a way of organising whole word and symbol vocabulary in a communication book or speech generating device to provide immersion and modelling for learning.
PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) is an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system (i.e. a communication method other than speech) that involves the physical exchange of pictures to communicate with another person for the purpose of requesting or commenting.
Proloquo2Go is an AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) app for people to use who cannot speak or need help being understood.
LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) uses motor learning principles and a voice output communication aid to give non-verbal individuals a method to develop independent and spontaneous communication.
The Lidcombe Program is a behavioural treatment with a goal of no stuttering. The treatment agents include praise for stutter-free speech and acknowledging and asking for self-correction of stuttered speech.
The Westmead Program is designed to reduce stuttering by having parents use Syllable-Timed Speech (STS) in the child’s everyday environment and Severity Ratings (SR) to score the severity of the child’s stutter.
Camperdown Program is a speech restructuring program for adults and adolescents who stutter that includes prolonged-speech-type procedures.
Feeding & Fussy Eaters
The SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) approach to feeding focuses on helping children with a limited diet due to fussy eating, swallowing difficulties or other struggles become comfortable trying new and different foods as well as how to eat if they don’t know how to chew or manage food in their mouth.
We help high school students and adults develop effective study skills and critical thinking skills.