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87 Blaxland Road, Rhodes 2138

164 Blaxland Road, Ryde 2112

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Rhodes Speech Therapy Clinic - 87 Blaxland Road Rhodes 2138

Ryde Speech Therapy Clinic - 164 Blaxland Road Ryde 2112

Telehealth - Online Therapy

Home/preschool visits (local visits*)

Occupational Therapy available at Rhodes

Child Speech Therapy Australia provides therapy at our clinics ~ 87 Blaxland Road, Rhodes 2138 and 164 Blaxland Road, Ryde 2112

We also provide telehealth for your convenience and peace of mind.


We also provide local home/preschool visits (additional fees*).


We charge the standard Australian Government NDIS recommended rates for Speech Pathology Services (except for Saturday)


Online Child Speech Therapy

Do you have concerns about your child's communication development?

The most effective time to have speech therapy for children is between the ages of 0-6 years.  Child Speech Therapy works with you and your child to develop and support their communication skills.
By focusing on the needs of your child, we help them to achieve their potential to communicate and engage at school. 
This can also help later with developing friendships, confidence and self-esteem.

What is speech therapy?
Child Speech Therapy in an early intervention support service that focuses on improving a child's speech and language abilities. 
We work with your child by supporting them with their areas of difficulty including producing sounds, vocabulary, sentence formulation, 
understanding and answering questions, increasing attention and following directions.

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How do I know if my child needs speech therapy?

You or a teacher, Doctor, family member or friend might have noticed that your child is having difficulty with talking or listening. About 10 to 12 per cent of children will present language or speech delay.

At Child Speech Therapy, we will assess your child to determine if they have a difficulty or delay using standardised speech and language assessment tools. This assessment identifies where your child may be having specific difficulties or delays with developing language or communication skills compared to their peers of the same age.


What happens in speech therapy?

Research shows that the best time to have speech therapy is between 0-6 years of age.  This is called “Early Intervention” and children learn faster and are more motivated and engaged through evidence-based play integration and repetition. Speech therapy sessions are fun, friendly and creative and shaped around your child’s interests. 

The play-based sessions are in a structured and comfortable environment with enjoyable and easy-to-understand activities, achievable targets and rewards your child chooses. Sessions are tailored for your child’s age (from 0 to 13) and developmental stage, and we progress at your child’s pace.


Sessions are recommended to be at least 30 minutes per week, based on research on speech and language intervention. 

We know this is not always realistic for families, so we offer fortnightly sessions to adjust to your needs.


How am I Involved in therapy?

Families and carers are key in therapy and included every step of the way, as it is important for your child to be encouraged, supported and their progress recognised. You are welcome in all sessions, and we set goals and develop programs together for your child to be
supported at home and school. We encourage childcare, preschool and schoolteachers to be kept up-to-date and to participate in therapy goals.  We provide a ‘Communication Book’ for carers and teachers to make liaising straight forward and practical.  We also work closely with other allied health professionals including occupational therapists, behavioural therapists, child psychologists, GPs and paediatricians.

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Is there homework?

Telehealth Speech Therapy

During the sessions we identify the skills that needs to be practiced at home, childcare or school, and you receive easy-to-understand handouts of these activities and techniques.  You won’t need to find extra time throughout the day as the goals can be practiced at regular social times that you spend with your child such as bath time, meal times and play times.


Through the sessions you will become equipped with techniques, strategies and confidence to support and help your child at home; developing activities and rewards that are embedded into the family routine.

What changes will I see in my child?

Through early intervention a child can learn to communicate more effectively. Delayed speech or communication skills impacts on learning and achieving at age-appropriate tasks at school.  It can also have an impact on relationships with peers and behaviours at home and school.  Through early intervention development child can learn to communicate more effectively, follow directions, express themselves and engage more at school.  This can also have a positive impact on developing friendships and self-esteem. We see children excited to learn, try new things and take pride in their achievements.

Autism Speech Therapy

At Child Speech Therapy Australia we focus on family-centred interventions and support.
Our speech pathologists provide this support face-to- face, via Telehealth speech therapy, and in preschools and homes.

Recently we have provided more Telehealth speech therapy than ever before. Families are focusing on the positive benefits of online speech therapy which include parent training via Zoom, interacting more on the computer and the convenience of not having to travel.

Child communication development is at the heart of everything we do. Whether your child is using words, Key Word Sign or an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) we are confident in providing research-based strategies to help your child reach their best potential.


~*Please note that less than 48 hours notice of inability to attend a session for any reason including illness incurs full fee.  *A friendly reminder that this is not a penalty/deterrent but simply necessary to ensure we can operate fully and continue to provide services.  Where possible the clinician will use the missed session time to support your child with other services such as contacting preschool/school, liaising with OT, or sending resources.  


SATURDAY sessions during school term have a no-cancellation policy.  *A friendly reminder that this is not a penalty/deterrent but simply necessary to ensure we can continue offering Saturday sessions to families who request this highly sought-after weekend-day.  Our clinicians dedicate their Saturdays during school term in order to provide this service to families who genuinely require this day.  Where possible the clinician will use the missed session time to support your child with other services such as contacting preschool/school, liaising with OT, or sending resources. 


This policy is consistent with the NDIS 48 hour cancellation policy ~ As you can understand working with children means frequent cancellations due to illnesses and many other reasons.  We therefore try and fill this time by offering a different service in lieu of the missed session to continue to support your child.  

Are you searching for ‘Speech therapists near me’ for your child? Your search ends with CSTA. We have a team of highly experienced professionals that helps your child use speech as an impactful social skill. With our assistance, your child can develop the confidence to clearly and correctly convey their feelings. Along with fluency in speech, they also improve non-verbal cues like body language and eye contact. Contact us today to get in touch with CSTA speech therapists near me.

Our clinics are based in Rhodes and Top Ryde and we also offer telehealth sessions to families outside of our area ( or State or even Country). When parents ask where is there speech therapy near me?  They often want support about their child’s speech and language development.  These milestones can be downloaded for free https://childspeechtherapy.com.au/download-milestones/ and cover ages 1-5 years. 


Contact Us

Child Speech Therapy Rhodes
87 Blaxland Road, Rhodes NSW 2136

Call Monday – Sunday to book an appointment
T: 1300 848 795

General Enquiries  
E: info@childspeechtherapy.com.au

Appointments available on:
Monday – Sunday 8:00am – 6:00 pm

Child Speech Therapy Ryde
164 Blaxland Road, Ryde NSW 2112

Call Monday – Sunday to book an appointment
T: 1300 848 795

General Enquiries  
E: info@childspeechtherapy.com.au

Appointments available on:
Monday – Sunday 8:00am – 6:00 pm

In the spirit of reconciliation, the City of Ryde acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land the Wallumedegal clan and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.