Speech Pathology

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

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.

Ashlee Batchelder – BspPath (Bachelor of Speech Pathology)

Ashlee is a Speech Pathologist and member of Speech Pathology Australia. She is a registered Medicare and Private Health Fund Provider. Ashlee completed her Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia.

Ashlee has worked with children and families in education and early intervention settings in both metropolitan and rural locations. She has experience in the area of language and speech difficulties, stuttering, social skills and voice.

Ashlee loves working with children and their families and is passionate about helping children learn and grow. She particularly likes to help children develop their speech and language skills so that they can better understand what they hear, express themselves and speak clearly.

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

Opening Hours

Friday 8.00am – 7.00pm

Saturday 9.00am – 1.00pm

Initial Assessment (60 mins) $140

Therapy Session (45 mins) $105

Therapy Session (30 mins) $70

*Home Visits – additional $15

Autism Assessment (2 assessment sessions + diagnostic report) $350

Progress/Assessment Summary Reports (optional) $30

Detailed Assessment Reports (optional) $60

*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.