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.

Celebrating Small Wins to Achieve Big Goals

Celebrating Small Wins to Achieve Big Goals

As defined by the Collins English Dictionary, to celebrate is to do something enjoyable because of a special occasion or to mark someone’s success. But what does this have to do with speech pathology and the journey we embark on during therapy? 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.

Did you know that the Bus Stop game doesn’t just have to be about addition and subtraction? Today we used it to practice our pronouns (he and she) as well as creating grammatically correct sentences. Mr. B was able to speak about who was getting on and off the bus and about what they could be doing when they got off, all whilst using our he and she words! This is also great for turn taking and following the rules of a game. Have fun at the Bus Stop 🚍 ~Shaylee ... See MoreSee Less

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We know that at this time of year parents can feel over overwhelmed with how to support their child's reading skills in addition to other weekly commitments. Whether your child is just beginning their reading and writing journey or they are now tackling abstract comprehension and structured writing pieces, we have some simple steps that you can incorporate into your day to support your child’s reading development. Read our latest blog (link in comments) for details.

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Assessments are an essential part of our service, but let’s face it, they are not necessarily the most exciting for our clients. How do we get around that? Make it FUN! Today Mr. S. got through a whole speech assessment by earning duplo blocks for every picture he said- and just look at this epic farm he was able to create! ... See MoreSee Less

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For children who are developing their early language skills, it can be really effective to ‘set up’ your play situation to encourage more reasons and opportunities to communicate. Today with Mr C, I know that he LOVES my sticky Spider-Man toy and the stamps so I simply put them in a see-through container and (tightly!) closed the lid. This created a whole new reason for Mr C to communicate with mum and I -rather than quickly launching into our activity, he had to ask for help opening the jar! A small but crucial step towards establishing the building blocks of communication development 🙂 ~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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