Therapy for children with special needs

Helping children with special needs requires therapists with not only terrific skills but also positivity, practicality and empathy. Our staff at Eastside Speech have all worked extensively with children with special needs.

We help children with a variety of diagnoses, intellectual disabilities and rare genetic disorders including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD)
  • Autism
  • Chromosome disorders
  • Hearing impairment

Children with such difficulties often have underlying speech movement problems that benefit from PROMPT therapy. We are also experienced in using Makaton key word signing as a means to facilitate the development of communication in children with little speech or speech that is difficult to understand.

At Eastside we liaise closely with your child’s early intervention provider, specialists, teachers and other therapists to contribute to a team approach to your child’s therapy and progress.

Eastside Speech is Medicare Registered and FaCHSIA panel members enabling you to access funding under the Enhanced Primary Care Scheme as well as using the Autism Spectrum Initiative (ASI) and Better Start Initiative (BSI).

Please contact us if you would like to talk to us about how we can help.

Eastside Speech is a registered NDIS provider.

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