The hybrid speech therapy program is a way of combining the expertise of our Certified Practicing Speech Pathologists (CPSPs) and the availability of our Allied Health Assistants (AHAs).
We want to provide quality speech therapy to more children in our community. Our Speech Pathologists do not currently have enough time to see all the children that need our help but we still want to do as much as we can.
1. A Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) assesses your child and writes a report.
2. Together with the family, the CPSP writes a therapy plan with clear goals for everyone to work towards.
3. An Allied Health Assistant (AHA) is instructed on how to provide the therapy to achieve these goals.
4. The AHA works regularly with the child and meets with the CPSP to make sure the therapy is going well.
5. The CPSP has an appointment with the child and family once per school term to support the child, family, and the AHA to continue working towards their goals.
This program is not appropriate for all children, please speak to your speech pathologist about whether your child is eligible for this program.
All our Allied Health Assistants have been chosen as suitable for this role for a variety of reasons, many are speech pathology students who are working towards being Certified Practising Speech Pathologists themselves.
These therapy sessions are currently being offered at our clinic in Officer.
Your CPSP appointments will be one-off appointments once per term.
Your regular appointments with your AHA are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.