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Who We Help

Supporting children with communication or feeding difficulties.

Speech pathologists support people across the life-span with communication and swallowing challenges.

At Lotus Speech Pathology, we can support your child with common concerns such as delayed speech, identification of suspected disorders or disabilities, and support with managing communication or feeding challenges as a result of disability.

At Lotus, we work with:

Fussy Babies
Fussy babies
Wriggly toddlers
Children with behavioural challenges, mental health concerns or histories of trauma
Shy Children
Shy Children
Children with autism spectrum disorder
Children in remote and rural areas
Any child or teenager who can benefit from speech therapy

Speech pathologists frequently assess and treat the following concerns:

Preverbal language
  • Attention
  • Waiting and anticipation
  • Cause and effect
Receptive language
  • Following directions
  • Understanding words, sentences and questions
Expressive language
  • Using words, sentences and asking questions
  • Sequencing ideas and stories
Play and social skills
  • Functional, symbolic & pretend play
  • Friendship skills
  • Conversational skills
Speech sounds
  • Clarity of speech sounds
  • Reduced intelligibility
  • Substitutions or omissions of speech sounds
  • Tone of voice
  • Volume
  • Vocal anomalies (hoarseness, breathiness, strain)
  • Repetitions of sounds, words, phrases or sentences
  • Blocking
  • Prolongations or stretching out of sounds
  • Phonological awareness or pre-literacy skills
  • Dyslexia
  • Reading comprehension
Feeding and mealtimes
  • Fussiness and restricted eating
  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorder)
  • Mealtime environment
Augmentative and
Communication (AAC)
  • Electronic communication devices
  • Picture exchange communication systems ('PECS')
  • Sign language

Speech pathologists also frequently provide support for these diagnosed conditions (and many others):

Speech pathologists diagnosed conditions

Find out how we can help your child today