Speech Pathology Supports
On the Move Therapy provides comprehensive communication assessments and individualised therapy programs.
Therapy is evidence based and goal focused. We measure progress to ensure therapy is actually working.
You can read more about our services and what areas of communication we address below.
We provide assessments to children from birth - 17 years. The aim of our assessments is to identify a child's strengths and difficulties, and how both impact on their communication development and learning. We write detailed reports that focus on a child’s functional communication, social skills and literacy development.
We work with families and carers to develop therapy programs and strategies that can be used in every day life to support children in reaching their goals. We use the most up-to-date research, our clinical skill-set, and the goals and values of family/carers to guide intervention. We set clear goals, review progress each session, and are outcomes focused.
Receptive and Expressive Language
Receptive Language involves understanding language; such as comprehending words, and deriving meaning from comments, questions and instructions.
Expressive Language involves the use of language; such as requesting and combining words to form sentences.
Speech Sounds and Articulation
Speech sound production and articulation refers to the use of sounds to form words.
A “Late Talker” is a toddler (between 18-30 months) who has a good understanding of language, typically developing play skills, thinking skills, and social skills, but has a limited spoken vocabulary for his or her age.
Social skills include the ability understand and use language in a socially appropriate and acceptable way (e.g. greeting others, taking turns in conversation and reading body language).
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. This can include communication devices, paper based systems and sign language (e.g. Auslan/Key Word Sign).
Reading and Writing
We address the underlying skills required for reading and writing, such as:
Phonological awareness: the ability to recognise that words are made up of sounds, and that these sounds can be written as letters and used to form words.
Writing: the ability to spell a word phonetically, as well as write sight words.
Reading: the ability to fluently read and understand what is written.
Stuttering involves difficulties with producing a typical flow of speech (e.g. repeating sounds, syllables, words and whole phrases) and may involve physical behaviours (e.g. grimacing, blinking, rapid body movements).