About A Growing Understanding

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.

About A Growing Understanding

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.

Growing Your Child's Confidence

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.

Our Story

Where It All Started

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 13 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.

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Lauren is now supported by three clinicians; Melissa, Jess and Jackie. With a combined passion for children’s communication and education, the A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology team are committed to providing professional speech pathology assessments, interventions and therapy. Lauren, Melissa, Jess and Jackie 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.

 

 

As a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Medicare and private health insurance approved provider; A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology works with children experiencing a variety of difficulties, disorders and disabilities. The practice is also affiliated with a number of organisations that support and enhance the delivery of evidence based therapy and care:

 

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 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.

Services

Supporting Children and Families

Services

Supporting Children and Families

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 abilities, encouraging growth, and confidence. The same is true for a parent. By ‘growing’ your understanding of your child’s difficulties, you will develop the skills to confidently and competently assist in their development. This can also be applied to educators, speech pathologists and other health professionals.

Essentially, A Growing Understanding is a place for everyone to grow and flourish. 

Our Commitment to Service

Our service is about ‘growing understanding’ to facilitate a high standard of care across our profession. 

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.

Our commitment to delivering services that are anchored in coaching and empowerment ensure that your child can grow their communication, language and literacy skills in a fun, friendly, and engaging environment.

Our Space

A Growing Understanding

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.

🐰HAPPY EASTER 🐣 😂 Friday Funny!! 😂

Did you know that 76 percent of people eat the ears on a chocolate bunny first? 5 percent go for the feet and 4 percent start on the tail!

Wherever you start, we hope you end with a chocolate-filled, relaxing and happy Easter with your friends and families.

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This week, I have been spending some time talking to families about ‘offering choices’ to children that keep interactions going and to reduce protests. This is a good summary about why offering choices can be helpful and how to do it! ~ LaurenThe importance of offering controlled choices 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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✏️📖A fantastic first day of learning at the Hanen ‘More Than Words’ training program today. This wonderful program trains speech pathologists to upskill parents of children with Autism or social communication difficulties in the areas of building interactions and language skills. It was such a privilege to learn from the experts and collaborate with other passionate speech pathologists - looking forward to day 2 tomorrow! ~Melissa & Jess :-) ... See MoreSee Less

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🌳👨‍✈️👨‍🚒👨‍🍳 An amazing 25 happy children joined us for ‘Stories Under the Tree’ this morning! With so many bubbly, inquisitive kiddies today, we took the opportunity to discuss the stories in more detail - we used the pictures to make predictions about the story, discussed who/what/when/where and why questions relating to the plot and related our own personal experiences to the stories. These are all simple ways that you can enrich shared book experiences with your child to further nurture their language development.
Join us next month on Wednesday, 8th May for our next gathering for ‘Stories Under the Tree’ - I think I’ll need to bring an extra picnic rug! ~Melissa :-)
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HI FIVE Ivy! ✋🏻 Ivy is now recognising the first sound in words and is blending sounds back together to make words! Both are so important for speech and literacy skills! Congratulations Miss Ivy! 🎉🎈 ~ Jess ... 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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