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.
Reports are provided and charged on an as needs basis, as not everyone requires a formal report.
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 through games. 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.
Bespoke regularly collects data to ensure that the therapy is on-track, and that your child is improving and meeting their goals.
Most therapy sessions last 45 minutes.
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.
Pre-school and School Screenings
Screenings are quick, informal assessments conducted at pre-schools and schools to identify children who may benefit from further assessment in the areas of speech, language and stuttering. Screenings are conducted after prior agreement between Bespoke and the pre-school/school. Parents are advised beforehand that their children will be screened. Parents are given screening results, and advised if their child requires further assessment and therapy.
(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