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

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.

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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💻 New Blog Post 💻

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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