Your child’s assessment identifies their communication strengths and difficulties. Based on this assessment, we will work together to set specific therapy goals for your child.
School-aged language assessments require a follow-up appointment with parents only. This follow-up allows time to analyse assessment results. This appointment is a time to discuss in detail the assessment results and set therapy goals where required.
Therapy sessions are fun and exciting! Bespoke works with you and your child towards achieving their therapy goals.
Speech therapy sessions work on your child’s target sounds. Parents and carers are shown how to help their child work on their sounds at home.
Language therapy sessions work on teaching your child new concepts through games, movements, pictures and conversations. Parents and carers are shown how to practice therapy at home.
For young children, stuttering therapy sessions are based on the Lidcombe Program, which is recognised as the world’s best-practice for treating stuttering in pre-school children (1). Children are encouraged to speak smoothly through games and lots of praise! Parents and carers are also taught how to use praise and correction to encourage their child to speak smoothly day by day.
Literacy therapy is based on what scientific research has shown to be most effective. Literacy therapy can be for early primary students who are having difficulty learning to read, but can also be beneficial for older students who continue to struggle with spelling, reading and writing. Aimee is trained in Sounds-Write and combines this with other evidence based programs to provide therapy tailored to each child’s needs.
Bespoke regularly collects data to ensure that the therapy is on-track, and that your child is improving and meeting their goals.
Reports provide specific details of assessments or progress in therapy. Assessment reports can be used to support funding requests at school.
Parents and carers are given an estimate on the time required and cost for each report.
(1) Jones, M., Onslow, M., Packman, A., Williams, S., Ormond, T., Schwarz, I., et al. (2005). Randomised controlled trial of the Lidcombe Programme of early stuttering intervention. British Medical Journal, 331, 659-661