Speech Pathology

Tanya Cook – BSpPath (Bachelor of Speech Pathology), C.P.S.P.

Emily Walker BSpPath (Speech Pathology)

Tanya is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (C.P.S.P.) and member of Speech Pathology Australia. She is a registered Medicare and Private Health Fund provider and a provider for the Helping Children with Autism Package (HCWA) and Better Start Initiative.

Tanya lives in the local area and completed her Bachelor of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University in Bundoora.

Tanya has worked with children in the school system (both public and Catholic) since 2009, with clients ranging from preschool age to adolescents, from many diverse backgrounds. Tanya has experience treating children with various communication needs, including speech sound difficulties, stuttering, social skill concerns and language delay. Tanya has a focus on positive reinforcement and uses a sensitive, caring approach with her clients.

What is a Speech Pathologist?

Speech Pathologists are Allied Health Professionals that have been trained to assess and treat people who have communication difficulties.

Speech Pathologists complete a four year degree at university which encompasses all aspects of communication including language, speech, pragmatics (social skills), voice and fluency. Speech Pathologists can also treat difficulties associated with feeding and swallowing.

Speech Pathologists often work in collaboration with other professionals such as GPs and teachers.

When would I seek help from a Speech Pathologist?

Some reasons that a parent/guardian may seek help from a Speech Pathologist include their child:

- Having difficulty understanding questions or following instructions.
- Having difficulty communicating their thoughts and ideas verbally.
- Being hard to understand or having trouble saying some speech sounds.
- Stuttering or getting ‘stuck’ when they are talking.

Do I need a referral from a doctor to see a Speech Pathologist?

You do not require a referral to see a Speech Pathologist, however government funded programs (e.g. Medicare) require that specific eligibility criteria are met.

For more information, please visit the links below:

http://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/information-for-the-public/rebates-and-funding-packages
http://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/information-for-the-public/fact-sheets

 

Tanya Cook BSpPath (Speech Pathology), C.P.S.P

Tuesday 8.00am – 11.00am

Emily Walker BSpPath (Speech Pathology)

Tuesday 11.00am – 5.00pm

Initial Assessment (60 mins) $170

Therapy Session (60 mins) $150

Therapy Session (45 mins) $150

Therapy Session (30 mins) $75

Home/school/kinder visits – additional cost (determined by distance from the clinic)

Written reports (optional) – cost varies depending on type required

*Medicare and Health Fund Rebates Available

 

*Please note: Some assessments may require more than one session to complete. Autism assessments are usually conducted over 2-3 appointments and a detailed report is required for the diagnostic process.

Please do not hesitate to contact Tanya at tanyaecook@gmail.com with queries.