Colac-Otway Speech Pathologist

Colac-Otway, Victoria

Colac-Otway Speech Therapy for Children

Colac-Otway Speech Pathologist

Welcome, we are Speech Clinic Colac-Otway. We're a Paediatric Speech Therapy service that provides services in the Colac-Otway area. We support kids with their speech, fluency, language, literacy and social interaction. We provide Telehealth therapy speech pathology appointments – This means that your child can experience speech pathology in their most comfortable location, their own home.

Our Clinician and Founder, Lauren, is a PhD Candidate and Research assistant at UQ.

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Why Choose

Speech Clinic?

We believe in family-centred and evidence-based practice.

We will support your child’s uniqueness and individual profile in the comfort of their own home. We offer a range of suitable speech therapy appointment times for those who live in Colac-Otway. Children love accessing Speech Therapy in their home, saving you from waitlists, wait rooms and getting the kids into the car, and providing sessions 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.

Certified + Accredited

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 an Online Speech Therapist

We provide therapy in the most relaxed location for your child, their home in Colac-Otway.

Medicare & Private Health

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

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

Lauren is a Certified Speech Therapist

Exclusively for Children

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



Our Founder and Head Speech Pathologist

Lauren Crumlish

  • Founder & Clinician
  • Colac-Otway 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)

Prior to working as a speech pathologist, I worked in the medical research field. 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.

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

If you’re looking for a Speech and Language Therapist in Colac-Otway, get in touch today.

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Kids’ Speech Therapy in Colac-Otway

Speech Clinic Colac-Otway provides speech therapy across their childhood and teenage years who live in the Colac-Otway location. We are strong advocates for early intervention. Recognising signs of potential speech, language, social, or literacy difficulties is important, as this helps us to reduce future impacts on academic success and a child’s social life.

They’ll grow out of it, right?
Frequently, we’re asked, “when is the best age to start speech therapy?”. Earliest is always best. Speech Therapists can provide therapy and complete speech pathology assessments to kids 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 apparent throughout a child’s schooling years. We love to support school-aged children and adolescents to reach their academic and social potential.

Have concerns for your child?

Reach out to our friendly Speech Pathology team today and find out more about the services we have available in Colac-Otway. You can book an appointment time for your child. Please note, we are currently experiencing high demand and may have an extensive waiting list in Colac-Otway.

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Speech Therapy Price for Colac-Otway

Our Speech Pathologists servicing Colac-Otway are perfectly equipped to assess and provide therapy in the most familiar location for your child – within their home. Together, we craft an individualised and evidence-based intervention plan that will suit you, your family and your child’s needs.

Contact us for availability information and our services for the suburb of Colac-Otway.

Healthcare Compliant

Claim back on Private Health provider, Medicare or NDIS – we’re fully compliant.

Therapy in your Home

We are a fully equipped 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 of all ages.

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