Ashgrove Speech Pathologist

Kids' Speech Therapist

Hello! Speech Clinic is a kids’ speech therapy service that services the Ashgrove area and surrounding suburbs along Waterworks Road. We support children with their speech, language, fluency, literacy and social interaction.

We’re a mobile speech pathology service – This means that your child can experience speech therapy in their most natural environment, their home.

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About Our Founder & Clinician

Lauren Crumlish

Ashgrove 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.

If you’re looking for a Speech and Language Therapist in the Ashgrove Brisbane area, get in touch today.

Ashgrove Speech Pathology

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 a range of flexible appointment times for those who live in Ashgrove. Families love accessing therapy in their home, saving the trip into Brisbane and providing therapy to your child in their most natural environment, their home.

We can offer before and after school appointments, weekend appointments, and traditional business hours appointments. Please contact us for availability.

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 in Ashgrove.

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.

Say Hello! Contact Us

Book an appointment for your child to see Lauren.

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Kids’ Speech Therapy in Ashgrove

Speech Clinic supports children across their childhood and teenage years who live in the Ashgrove area. 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. 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.

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We are a Ashgrove Speech Pathologist, perfectly equipped to assess and provide therapy in the most natural environment for your child – within their home. Together, we craft an individualised, evidence-based intervention plan that will suit you and your child’s needs.

Contact us for availability information in Ashgrove.

Healthcare Compliant

Claim back on Medicare or through your Private Health provider – we’re fully compliant.

Home Visits

We are a fully equipped mobile practice, providing therapy in the most natural environment for your child – their home.

Certified & Accredited

Lauren is a Certified Speech Language Pathologist and is accredited in Hanen (ITTTT), Lidcombe Therapy, DIR Floortime and PECS.

Exclusively Paediatric

We provide assessments and therapy to children who are 16 months to 18 years old.

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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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1 October, 2017

My child is stuttering, should I be worried?

Stuttering is perhaps one of the most known communication disorders. We all often know someone who stutters, and with Hollywood’s exposure in ‘The King’s Speech’ the debilitating impacts of chronic stuttering have become wildly known. But we also know that many children stutter – particularly in their early years. We often have many questions from parents asking if this is typical. Put simply, sometimes it is…and sometimes it is not. Around 2…
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9 April, 2017

Why is reading difficult for my child?

Home readers, sight words, NAPLAN….while these words are just an ordinary part of the schooling experience for some, for others, they bring huge stress and angst. Often difficulties with these experiences arise from a breakdown in reading. Despite consistent efforts with daily homework, some children continue to be slow, effortful, frustrated readers. A question we often receive from our families, is: “why is it so hard for us to grasp?”.…