Western Downs Speech And Language Pathologists

Western Downs, Queensland

Western Downs Speech Therapy for Kids

Western Downs Speech Pathologist

Hello, we are Speech Clinic Western Downs. we are a Speech Pathologist for children that provides services in the Western Downs area. We help children with their speech, language, fluency, literacy and social interaction. We provide speech therapy online in Western Downs – This means kids can experience speech therapy in their most comfortable environment, their home.

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

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Why

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 environment. We offer a range of suitable appointment times for those who live in Western Downs. Clients love accessing Speech Therapy in their home, saving you a long trip 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.

Certified & Accredited

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

Gold Standard Treatment

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

We’re an Online Speech Therapist

We provide speech pathology in the most comfortable environment for your child, their home in Western Downs.

Medicare, Private Health & NDIS

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

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

Lauren is a Certified Speech Therapist

Exclusively for Children

We treat and assess kids of all ages.



About Our Founder & Clinician

Lauren Crumlish

  • Founder & Clinician
  • Western Downs 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 as a biomedical 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.

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

If you’re looking for a Speech and Language Pathologist in Western Downs, get in touch today.

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Kids’ Speech Therapy in Western Downs

Speech Clinic provides speech therapy across their childhood and teenage years who live in the Western Downs area. We strongly advocate 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?
We’re always 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 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 provides children with the best chance to be school-ready. Sometimes speech, language, literacy, fluency and social interaction difficulties can become apparent throughout a child’s schooling years. We also love to support school-aged children to reach their full academic and social potential.

If you have concerns

Get in touch with us today to find out more about the services we have available in Western Downs. 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 Western Downs.

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Speech Therapy Price for Western Downs

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

Contact us for availability information and our services for the suburb of Western Downs.

Healthcare Compliant

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

Telehealth Therapy

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 who are 16 months to 18 years old.

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