A child’s growth is founded in understanding …
Their understanding of the world in which they live and how they connect with it.
Our understanding, as parents, carers, educators and speech pathologists, of their abilities, their needs and how they relate to the world around them.
A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology is a respected and independent Newcastle speech pathology service with a strong reputation for high quality and evidence based care. The practice prides itself on providing a fresh approach to the delivery of speech pathology care to children and their families.
We can assist your child with:
- Speech sound difficulties
- Language disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Voice disorders and voice control
- Swallowing and feeding difficulties
- Learning difficulties and learning disabilities
Your child can grow their communication, language and literacy skills, in a fun, friendly, and engaging environment.
A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology was established by Lauren Haskins, a mother of two, who was looking to extend herself professionally and help build children’s confidence in communication. Lauren wanted to create a practice that was true to her experience, and provide individualised speech pathology services for children and their families within Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, and the Hunter Region.
With more than 12 years of experience as her foundation, Lauren’s vision of a professional and friendly practice that not only supported children, but parents, carers, and fellow clinicians as well, came to fruition.
Lauren is now supported by two clinicians; Melissa and Jess. With a combined passion for children’s communication and education, the team at A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology are committed to providing professional speech pathology assessments, interventions and therapy. Lauren, Melissa and Jess work with children to discover their interests and strengths, and use their findings to develop individualised programs and therapies suitable for each child and their family.
A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology is affiliated with a number of organisations that support and enhance the practice’s delivery of evidence based therapy and care:
- Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP)
- Member Speech Pathology Australia (MSPA)
- Hanen Certified Speech Pathologists
- Early Childhood Intervention Australia – NSW Chapter
Everything in Life Needs a Strong Support System to Grow
Just like a strong root system gives a plant the support it needs to grow, understanding and foundation skills support elements of a child’s communication skills, encouraging growth, and confidence. The same is true for a parent. By ‘growing’ their understanding of their child’s difficulties, a parent will develop the skills to confidently and competently assist their child. This can also be applied to educators, speech pathologists and other health professionals.
Our service is about ‘growing understanding’ to facilitate a high standard of care across our profession. A Growing Understanding is a place for everyone to flourish and grow.
Our Speech Pathology Practice
We understand that as parents of young children, your day can get a little crazy. That is why we try and make accessing therapy and our services as easy as possible. A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology is conveniently located in both Gateshead, not far from Charlestown or Newcastle, and Williamtown, right near the airport. We also offer free onsite parking.
Our vibrant therapy rooms make your child’s visit as engaging as possible. We are well equipped with all the books, toys, games and therapy resources that can help your child learn and grow in a fun environment.
Our Commitment to Service
The A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology team are committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience and outstanding customer service to ensure all clients reach their goals.
Download a copy of our Service Charter to find out more about our commitment to you and your family.