Speech Pathology

Speech Pathologists are trained to assess, diagnose and treat various communication disorders, which can include delays with speaking, absences of speech, listening skills, understanding language, reading and writing skills, social skills and stuttering. Speech Pathologists work with people who may have difficulty communicating due to developmental delays, learning disabilities, as well as other difficulties which may affect speech and language. People with difficulties swallowing food and drink safely can also be supported through Speech Pathology Support. 

At Light Coordination and Therapy Services, our Speech Pathologists can support adults, children and young people with assessing and developing an individualised plan to address the following areas:

  • Mealtimes (picky eating, swallowing disorders).
  • Language development.
  • Speech sound development.
  • Play skills development.
  • Assessment, recommendation, training and monitoring use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) options.
  • Auditory processing.
  • Social communication.
  • Oral Eating and Drinking Care Plans, a tailored plan for children or young people at risk of choking or aspiration, who require their food or fluid consistency to be modified. This is to ensure the person receives consistent support to remain supported and safe during mealtimes. 
  • Speech and Language Assessments, including development of resources and strategies, recommending alternative therapies, and providing a detailed report which can be provided to other therapists or medical staff involved in your care. 

Speech Pathology can support children and adults across all environments to provide targeted therapy for their speech development, language development, play and social skills development, mealtime support, communication skills and much more. 


If you would like to be supported by a LCTS Speech Pathologist, please complete our online form using the “Contact Us” button below, and one of our friendly team members will be in touch with you regarding the next steps.