Who Needs Speech Pathology?

Around 13% of Australian children have a communication difficulty. This may involve their ability to understand what is said to them, use words and sentences to get their message across, pronounce words correctly, or speak fluently. Research shows that early intervention is the most effective in helping these children to reach their potential.

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About

Hi! My name is Erin Wilkins and I am the founder of SmallTalk Speech & Language Therapy. I’m a member of Speech Pathology Australia and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist. During my career I’ve gained extensive experience working with children in a variety of wonderful settings within Sydney, rural NSW, and in the UK. These include private practices, NSW Health (community health), mainstream and special needs
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Medicare Rebate

Chronic Disease Management Plan The Chronic Disease Management Plan (formerly called the Enhanced Primary Care Plan) provides Medicare rebates for Allied Health services. You may be eligible to claim a maximum of 5 rebates through Medicare per calendar year for Allied Health services such as speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy etc. The rebate is $52.95 for each of the 5 sessions. A Chronic Disease Management Plan is for those
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Language

What do we mean by “language”? What can receptive language difficulties look like? What can expressive language difficulties look like? What causes language difficulties? What can I do to help? What do we mean by “language”? “Language” consists of two elements: receptive language and expressive language. Children can experience difficulty with both receptive and expressive language, or there may be a difficulty in just
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