Brisbane | Bayside | Northern Gold Coast

Mobile Speech Pathologist

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Helping your child and family with…

4 Reasons to Choose Speech Clinic

Speech

The ability to speak clearly to be understood

Social Communication

The ability to use language socially to interact and play with others.

Language

The ability to understand and use words and sentences to share meaning.

Reading

The ability to read and comprehend.

Fluency

The ability to speak smoothly.

Writing

The ability to write and craft well-formed sentences.

4 Reasons to Choose Speech Clinic

Meet Lauren Crumlish

Lauren Crumlish

Lauren (Our Clinician) is a Certified Practising Speech and Language Pathologist. Previously, she worked as a medical researcher at the Queensland Brain Institute and the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.

Dedicated Paediatric Service

We dedicate ourselves to the research, development and implementation of evidence-based Paediatric practice.

Flexible Appointments that Suit You

We all have busy lives, that is why we provide daytime, after school and weekend appointments in your own home.

We come to you

Save time travelling across Brisbane. We provide Speech Therapy in the comfort of your child’s own home. We also have the capacity to liase with your child’s teachers and early educators.

Founder & Clinician at Speech Clinic

Meet Lauren

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

Hi, I’m Lauren the Founder of Speech Clinic, a Speech Therapist based in South East Queensland.

Before working within speech pathology, I studied and worked within the medical research field where I developed a passion for research and evidence based practise. 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. I love nothing more than to create and provide intervention plans and approaches to support children and teens overcome their challenges and experience success within their home and schooling environments.

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What is Speech Pathology?

The assessment, diagnosis and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders

  1. Speech Pathology stems from two key words: speech meaning communication and pathology or pathologist meaning someone who studies cause and effect.
  2. Together, they collectively refer to a person who assesses, diagnoses and provides therapy for communication disorders.
  3. A paediatric speech pathologist supports children from 18 months through to 18 years.

Speech Clinic™ offers assessments and therapy for speech sound difficulties, language difficulties, fluency difficulties, reading, writing and social communication. Speech Clinic™ happily offers guidance on accessing services for families who are seeking secretion management, swallowing and voice rehabilitation. Follow the surrounding links to learn more about these clinical areas.

What is Speech Clarity?

The ability to speak clearly to be understood

Speech clarity refers to how clearly a person’s speech is produced – that is, how accurately a person is pronouncing their speech sounds. Speech clarity development begins as early as X months, when infants develop the ability to make p, b, w and m sounds. By three years of age, a child should be clear at least 75% of the time when they are interacting with an unfamiliar person. By 5 years of age, a child’s speech should almost be adult-like in its clarity.

What do we mean by ‘Language’?

The ability to understand and use words and sentences to share meaning. Language is a large clinical area which involves both how we understand (receptive) and use (expressive) words and sentences. A person may have difficulty in either or both domains. A younger child who is experiencing language difficulties, may have difficulty understanding instructions or with using words or sentences. An older child with language difficulties may have difficulty understanding or telling stories.

What is Literacy?

The ability to read and write.

Speech pathologists also support children who experience literacy difficulties – namely, difficulties with reading or writing. A speech pathologist can provide support for reading accuracy, slow or effortful reading or reading comprehension. Speech pathologists can also provide intervention for writing difficulties – whether for writing sentences or in specific genres, or for spelling.

What is Fluency?

The ability to speak smoothly.

Fluency refers to how smoothly words are said. 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 Social Communication?

The ability to use language socially to interact and play with others.

Social communication refers to how a child uses their language socially to interact with their peers. A child who has difficulties with social communication may find it difficult to use and understand others’ body language (or, non-verbal communication). Children who have social communication difficulties, may also find it difficult to initiate and maintain friendships and may experience frustration or anxiety when interacting with peers. Understanding and making predictions about other peoples’ thoughts and feelings may also be associated with social communication difficulties.

Speech Clinic provides mobile speech therapy
to children in the Brisbane region.