Speech Pathology

How can Novita speech pathologists help you and your child?

Novita speech pathologists understand that communicating with babies is not always easy, especially when it comes to feeding time. Feeding time should be a happy time when parent and baby bond together, getting to know each other through tender and loving communication.

When things don’t go as smoothly as they should, it can get pretty stressful for both parent and child. This is when Novita speech pathologists can help with a range of the latest methods and advice to suit your particular situation. This applies not just to babies but also older children and teenagers.

Working closely with you and your child, our speech pathologists can help turn a stressful situation into what it should be, a time when you feel good in communicating with your child and comfortable knowing that they are receiving the nourishment they need.

Assessments

By individually assessing your child, Novita speech pathologists are able to:

  • better understand what may be causing your child’s communication and feeding / eating challenges
  • work out your child’s level of development in areas of speech, language and eating behaviour
  • recommend personally tailored solutions to help your child

Skill development

Novita speech pathologists appreciate that no one knows your child better than you do. That’s why we place great importance in working with you and others in your support team, to come up with skill development solutions that are best for your own child.

Some of these solutions will involve practical things you can do during the day, at play or at school to help your child develop their communication and / or eating skills.

Practical tips and advice can cover areas such as:

Communication

  • interaction and early communication development
  • speech
  • language
  • non-verbal communication
  • literacy

Feeding

  • eating and drinking
  • drooling

When should your child see a Novita speech pathologist?

If you ever have any doubts or concerns about your child’s speech, communication or feeding/ eating development, please do not hesitate to contact a Novita speech pathologist. There is never such a thing as a silly question, and we are more than happy to talk to you about your child and what we might be able to do, to help you both.

How do you get in touch with a Novita speech pathologist?

If you would like information or free advice, speak to someone in our friendly team on 1300 NOVITA (1300 668 482) or visit our Contact Us page for more ways to get in touch.

Related external links

Department for Education and Child Development – South Australia

The department provides educational services to children in South Australia.

Hanen Centre – Canada

The Hanen Center, based in Ontario, Canada is the Center that developed the Hanen method of parent training to assist children who have language delay and disorder.

Speech Pathology Australia

The website of the National Association of Speech Pathology in Australia provides information for speech pathologists or people interested in becoming speech pathologists. It also has fact sheets about a range of speech and language difficulties that would be of interest to consumers.

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