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Speech Clinic

Brisbane Speech Therapist

Hello, we are a Brisbane Speech Pathology practice supporting children with their speech, language, fluency, literacy and social interaction. Speech Clinic™ is an exclusively paediatric speech therapy service, providing assessments and treatment to children between 16 months to 18 years.

Why Choose Speech Clinic?
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WHY CHOOSE SPEECH CLINIC?

We value family-centred, evidence-based practice.

We will support your child’s uniqueness and individual profile in the comfort of your home environment. We offer before and after school appointments along with weekend and traditional business hours appointments.

Accredited & Certified

Accredited in Hanen (It Takes Two To Talk), Lidcombe therapy, DIR Floortime, PECS + more.

Gold Standard Treatment

We offer interventions such as Lidcombe Therapy that are the Gold Standard.

We’re a Mobile Speech Therapist

We provide therapy in the most natural environment for your child, their home.

Medicare & Private Health

Claim back through Medicare or Private Health - we're compliant.

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

Lauren Crumlish is a Certified Speech and Language Pathologist

Exclusively Paediatric

We assess and treat children aged 16 months to 18 years.

About Our Founder & Clinician

Lauren Crumlish

Brisbane Speech Pathologist

B.Biomed.Sc(Hons.1) MSpPathSt(Hons.1) CPSP

PhD candidate at The University of Queensland (UQ)

Research Assistant at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (UQ)

Casual Academic at The University of Queensland (UQ)

Before working as a speech pathologist, I worked as a medical researcher. I worked at the Queensland Brain Institute and Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology. I am currently undertaking a PhD project at The University of Queensland (UQ). This PhD project examines current clinical practices for children with traumatic brain injuries.

I work exclusively with children as a paediatric clinician. I have experience working with young toddlers through to late-stage teens in a variety of areas – speech clarity, language impairments, complex communication and disability, reading and writing, stuttering and social communication.

Say Hello! Contact Us

Book an appointment for your child to see Lauren.

Introducing

Speech Pathology

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Brisbane Speech Therapy for Children

Speech Therapy for Kids

As a Brisbane speech therapy practice, Speech Clinic supports children across their childhood and teenage years. We are strong advocates for early intervention. Recognising signs of potential speech, language, social, or literacy difficulties is important, as this helps us to minimise future impacts on social and academic success.

Should we wait and see?
We are often asked, "when is the best age to start speech therapy?". Earliest is always best. Speech and Language Pathologists can complete assessments and provide treatment to children from 16 months to 18 years old. There is strong evidence supporting early intervention. When a speech therapist can support a child from birth until 4-5 years old, they can reduce the long-term impacts of a communication or language disorder. This gives our children the best chance to be ready for school. You will have heard the "just wait and see" phrase, but this old saying can actually do harm. Taking immediate action can ensure that your child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Sometimes speech, language, literacy, fluency and social interaction difficulties can become present throughout a child's schooling years. We also love supporting school-aged children and adolescents to reach their full academic an social potential.

Information on

Speech and Language Pathology

Some of the ‘jargon’ can be a little confusing at first. We have created a small guide, to explain the terms Speech and Language Pathologists use.

What is Speech Pathology?

What is Speech Pathology?

The assessment, diagnosis and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders. Speech Pathology stems from two keywords. Speech, meaning communication, and pathology, meaning someone who studies cause and effect. Together, these words refer to someone who provides therapy for communication and swallowing disorders. A paediatric speech pathologist supports children from 16 months to 18 years.

Speech Clinic™ offers assessments and therapy for:

  • Speech sound difficulties
  • Language difficulties
  • Fluency difficulties
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Social communication

What is Speech Clarity?

What is Speech Clarity?

Speech clarity refers to how clearly a person’s speech is produced. This is how accurately a person is pronouncing their speech sounds. Speech clarity development begins early when infants begin babbling. By three years of age, a child’s speech should be clear at least 75% of the time when interacting with an unfamiliar person. By 5 years of age, a child’s speech should almost be adult-like in its clarity.

What is Language?

What is Language?

The ability to understand and use words and sentences to share meaning. Language involves both how we understand (receptive) and use (expressive) words and sentences. A person may have difficulty in either or both domains. Children that experience language difficulties may have difficulty understanding instructions or using words and sentences. An older child with language difficulties may have difficulty understanding or telling stories.

What is Fluency

What is Fluency?

The ability to speak smoothly. Fluency refers to how smoothly words are spoken. A breakdown in fluency leads to a speech disorder known as ‘stuttering’. A child who stutters may repeat sounds, words or phrases. They may also stretch out their sounds or it may seem that their words ‘get caught’ or blocked in their throat.

What is Literacy?

What is Literacy?

The ability to read and write. Speech pathologists can support children that experience literacy difficulties. A speech pathologist can provide support for:

Reading accuracy
Slow or effortful reading
Reading comprehension
Speech pathologists can also provide intervention for writing difficulties. This can be for writing sentences and stories or for spelling.

What is Social Communication?

What is Social Communication?

The ability to use language socially to interact and play with others. Social communication refers to the language a child uses when interacting with others. A child who has social communication difficulties may find understanding body language difficult. They may also find understanding other forms of non-verbal communication difficult. Children who have social communication difficulties may struggle to make and maintain friendships. This can lead to frustration and anxiety. Understanding other peoples’ thoughts and feelings is also important for successful social interactions.

Locations we visit

Speech Clinic is a private speech pathologist.
We assess, diagnose and treat children 16 months to 18 years presenting with:

  • Speech clarity difficulties (articulation, phonological and motor speech disorders)
  • Language delays and disorders
  • Dysfluency (stuttering)
  • Social interaction difficulties
  • Literacy Difficulties (dyslexias and dysgraphias)
  • Diagnoses (children presenting with Autism Spectrum Disorder [ASD], Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay [GDD], Down Syndrome)
Contact Us

Brisbane Speech Therapy

As a Brisbane Speech Therapy Clinic, we visit suburbs on the north, south, east and west sides of Brisbane. We have everything to provide speech therapy in your home. We love having the family involved, including your pets!

Bayside Speech Therapy

We make home visits to the Bayside suburbs of Brisbane as well. Experience Speech Pathology in your child’s most natural environment – their home.

Redlands City Speech Therapy

We also visit Redlands City (Coast)! We dedicate a number of days to the Redlands and offer times before, during and after school as well as on weekends. Please get in touch to check availabilities.

Speech Pathology Blog

As a parent, early years educator or health professional arming yourself with the latest evidence-backed information is key. We strive to provide you with authoritative articles, backed by real evidence. Enjoy these articles below.

AwarenessVideo
24 August, 2018

Speech Pathology Awareness Week (2018)

This week was Speech Pathology Awareness Week. We wanted to help make people aware, so we created the video embedded below. In just three days, this video has been viewed more than 8,000 times and has reached over 35,000 people. Thanks to everyone who helped us to raise awareness by sharing our video.
Lauren Crumlish Q&AVideo
17 July, 2018

Q&A with Lauren

In this Q&A video, Lauren talks through the questions we received in a recent open forum. The questions asked by these parents are not uncommon and most parents have similar concerns.
Early Intervention Speech Pathologist Early InterventionSpeech Pathology The Animated SeriesVideo
6 April, 2018

EP1: The importance of early intervention

A video capturing the vital need for early intervention services for children between 0 and 5 years of age. We are often asked, when is the best age to start with speech therapy? Put simply, earliest is always best. Speech pathologists can complete assessments and treat children from 16 months to 18 years of age. However, there is a very strong evidence base to support early intervention. If we can…
Prep Children Speech Pathology Early Years
30 March, 2018

How speech pathologists support children in prep

Towards the end of term 1, parents commonly sit down with their little one’s prep teacher. This is an opportunity for strengths and challenges from the term to be discussed. Many difficulties that children may experience in prep stem from a speech, language or literacy basis – areas that speech pathologists assess, diagnose and treat within. Speech pathologists can help if a prep child has, Unclear speech when talking with…
Early Years
23 February, 2018

What should I expect of my kindy-aged child’s speech sound and language development?

Parents often wonder about what speech and language skills their child will need for kindy. With prep right around the corner, no time is to be wasted ensuring that your child is set up for success. When children are between 3.5-4.5 years of age, they are expected to be well on their way with their speech-sound, language and emergent-literacy milestones. Kindy-aged children should, Speech-sound development: Kindy children’s speech should be…
Speech Therapy Games and Toys Strategies
2 October, 2017

Why speech pathologists use games in speech therapy

If you have been accessing therapy, or are awaiting your first therapy session, you may wonder why you see your therapist approaching with games in tow. Apart from offering the obvious fun, games are used in sessions for several important reasons: Supporting initial shyness: Some children may feel shy when therapy first begins. If they do have insight into their difficulties, interacting with a new person who is here to…