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.

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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.

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.

Lauren Haskins

Lauren Haskins

Speech Pathologist & Director

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

🖍✂️📝For children with selective mutism, providing an alternative communication modality is so important to maximise participation in activities. I had a blast with Mr K today creating this awesome train with the support of a specific craft communication board. Mr K was able to indicate instantly what he needed (scissors, crayon, which colour etc) to complete the activity. The smile on his face when he completed the activity (and pointed to the ‘This is fun!’ visual) was priceless! ~Melissa :-) ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi-Five Miss Millie! This little superstar can now say fantastic ‘f’ sounds and is smashing her reading at school. Fabulous!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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🌳📚Mother Nature held off on the rain just long enough this morning for us to enjoy Stories in the Park! It was so lovely to see the same families return! We all had so much fun reading about animals and sharing the puppets (with a climb on the play equipment in between stories!). Thank you again to all who came. See you next month on Wednesday, 10th April for our next Stories Under the Tree 🙂 ~Melissa ... See MoreSee Less

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🌳💜📚Very excited for our next ‘Stories Under the Tree’ community event tomorrow, 9:30am at Whitebridge Park. Everyone is welcome! This month’s story book theme - animals!! Look forward to seeing you there! ~Melissa :-) ... See MoreSee Less

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HIGH FIVE ✋ CHRISTIAN! This beautiful boy is now adding the first sound onto all his words! We are so very proud of you! ~Melissa :-) ... See MoreSee Less

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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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