Servicing Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Port Stephens (02) 4044 1122 hello@agrowingunderstanding.com.au

Growing Your Child’s Communication Skills and Confidence

Everything in life needs a strong support system to grow. We will work with you and your child to build foundation skills that support the development of communication abilities, encourages growth, and cultivates confidence.

Growing Your Child’s Communication Skills and Confidence

Everything in life needs a strong support system to grow. We will work with you and your child to build foundation skills that support the development of communication abilities, encourages growth, and cultivates confidence.

Growing Your Child’s Communication Skills and Confidence

Everything in life needs a strong support system to grow. We will work with you and your child to build foundation skills that support the development of communication abilities, encourages growth, and cultivates confidence.

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Our services

Supporting Children and their Families

Speech Pathology

A Growing Understanding

SPEECH PATHOLOGY

A GROWING UNDERSTANDING

A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology, servicing Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and the Hunter Region, is committed to providing speech pathology and therapy services that are based on current research, and are individualised to suit your child’s needs.

Our unique approach to identifying your child’s strengths, needs, and interests, enables us to provide a personalised service that is engaging, fun and helps your child reach their full potential.

We also work with families to grow their knowledge, understanding and skills, so they can feel confident in supporting the growth of their child.

Dummy Use and Your Child’s Speech Development

Dummy Use and Your Child’s Speech Development

The sight of a baby sucking a dummy will often prompt unsolicited commentary and opinion surrounding what the lasting effects may be. These thoughts are generally related to speech development and oral health, but in many cases parents will still resort to dummies as...

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How the NDIS Helps Parents Take the Lead

How the NDIS Helps Parents Take the Lead

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has opened up a lot of doors when it comes to early intervention programs and the support of children's development. But did you know that the NDIS can also support the growth and development of parents? At A Growing...

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Meet The Team

Your Professional Speech Support Network

Melissa Roberts

Melissa Roberts

Speech Pathologist & Special Education Teacher

Melissa holds both a Bachelor of Speech Pathology and a Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Arts.

Jackie Parsons

Jackie Parsons

Speech Pathologist

Jackie has over 10 years’ experience working as a speech pathologist in paediatrics and in disability.

Clare Crockford

Clare Crockford

Speech Pathologist

Clare has worked with students for over 20 years. This experience has driven her passion for early intervention.

Jess Kiely

Jess Kiely

Speech Pathologist

Jess is a dedicated and passionate speech pathologist who enjoys working with families to grow children’s communication skills.

Shaylee Thomas

Shaylee Thomas

Speech Pathologist

Shaylee has experience working across both early intervention and private practice settings.

Lauren Haskins

Lauren Haskins

Speech Pathologist & Director

Lauren obtained a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from the University of Newcastle in 2005.

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A Growing Understanding- Speech Pathology

The Carly Ryan Foundation Inc. has created these helpful fact sheets for commonly used apps/games/programs. With so many of our children accessing these programs, we strongly believe in their efforts for a safer online environment for all families!The Carly Ryan Foundation produces factsheets on some of the more common apps used. For a .pdf version of the apps please email info@carlyryanfoundation.com ... See MoreSee Less

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HIGH FIVE ✋🏻 Abbigail!! You have been working so hard on your ‘r’ sounds (it’s not easy to hear the difference between ‘r’ and ‘w’)! You are such a joy to work with and I loved the laughs we shared during our practise session today!
Also- Abbi shared the StorySign Android app with us today! This clever app scans the words in books and translates into signs to hearing-impaired children! Check it out! ~ Lauren

#growunderstanding #highfive #speechpathology #speechtherapy #excellence #newcastle #lakemacquarie #portstephens
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🎶🎵🎶Did you know that singing, including nursery rhymes and other ‘finger play’ games can be a wonderful way to interact with your child with ASD? These activities can encourage your child’s turn taking skills and requesting skills - essential for building early social skills. Today we had a happy time with Miss C, her mother and her teddies singing ‘Round and Round the Garden’.

What was your favourite nursery rhyme/finger play game as a child? ~Melissa 🙂
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What a night! Not only did Jess win Young Employee of the Year, but I am proud to say that our team was the last ones dancing on the dance floor!! What an amazing night and what an amazing team! I am unbelievably proud! The Lake Macquarie City Council presented a wonderful night of celebration, and we thank all the sponsors and supporters for helping to make it happen.

#lmbea #excellence #growunderstanding #speechpathology #speechtherapy #lakemacquarie #newcastle #portstephens #amazingteam
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We missed out on the Employer of Choice award this year (with the award going to Toronto Private Hospital). But with such a high calibre of businesses as finalists, we are still extremely proud! A Growing Understanding is a place to establish and grow a career and we want it to be well-known as an awesome place to work! With an amazing team like this- we can continue to provide high quality, awesome speech pathology services to children in our region! We are proud to be finalists in this category!

#lmbea #excellence #growunderstanding #speechpathology #speechtherapy #lakemacquarie #newcastle #portstephens #amazingteam
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Our Locations

Lake Macquarie
Unit 7-8, 48 Oakdale Road, Gateshead NSW

Port Stephens
Building E, 1 Technology Place, Williamtown NSW

Our Locations

Lake Macquarie
Unit 7-8, 48 Oakdale Road, Gateshead NSW

Port Stephens
Building E, 1 Technology Place, Williamtown NSW

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