What We Do

At Child Speech Therapy Australia we know that every child is unique. We are here to guide and help you and your family and provide regular support for your child’s communication needs.

Clinic appointments are available at Ryde and we are located within Top Ryde Medical Centre.  

Home visits (or childcare/preschool visits) are available within the North Sydney area including Mosman, Cammeray, Lavender Bay, Kirribilli, Neutral Bay, North Sydney, Crows Nest, Northbridge and St Leondards.  

Home visits and child-care/pre-school visits are also available for NDIS participants in the Ryde/North Shore region.  

Articulation (speech sounds)
Articulation is the way we produce speech sounds. Children can experience a range of difficulties that will affect the way they produce their speech sounds.

Phonological Delay
Is when a child has patterns of speech which are more typical of a younger child. The sound system is developing normally, but at a much slower rate than expected.

Receptive Language (understanding)
Is the ability to understand words and language. It involves understanding the words, sentences and meaning of what others say or what is read.

Expressive language (talking, signing, PECS)
Using words and sentences to get their needs met and to express ideas.  Children who are unable to speak can often use a range of modes including signsPECS and other AAC devices.   

Attention and Listening
These activities allow the child to practise their attention and listening skills in an easy and
motivating way.

Developmental Delay
When a delay occurs across a range of developmental milestones, language development is often affected. 

Speech therapy can help support a developing child in a way that makes learning easier and which may also increase other areas such as confidence.    

Autism Spectrum Disorder
People with ASD may have difficulties with both speech and nonverbal communication. They may also find it hard to interact with their peers. For these reasons, speech therapy is a central part of treatment for autismSpeech therapy can address a wide range of communication problems for people with autism.

Affects the fluency of speech and results in repetitions of sounds, words and phrases.  Secondary features may also be present such as facial movements or ticks.   

Therapy is recommended for preschool-aged children who are over 3.5 years and have been stuttering for more than 6 months especially if there is a family history

Social Skills (pragmatics)
Pragmatic language refers to the social language skills that we use in our daily interactions with others. This includes what we say, how we say it, our non verbal communication (eye contact, facial expressions, body language etc.) and how appropriate our interactions are in a given situation.