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

Parent Support

Growing your understanding of the needs and goals of your child during their therapy is a key component when it comes to achieving the best outcomes.

Parent Support

Growing your understanding of the needs and goals of your child during their therapy is a key component when it comes to achieving the best outcomes.

Parent Support

Growing your understanding of the needs and goals of your child during their therapy is a key component when it comes to achieving the best outcomes.

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Growing Together

We believe that parent involvement is essential when it comes to achieving the best results. That is why our speech pathology services are anchored in what we call the Three ‘E’s of Family Growth:

  • Engagement
  • Encouragement
  • Empowerment

By combining these three components, we can deliver an efficient and effective service that ensures you have the skills and confidence to support your child across a variety of contexts, including the delivery of therapy at home.

For change to occur in your child’s speech system, speech targets need to be produced 120 times during a single practice session and on most days of the week. This highlights the importance of our ‘parent-implemented intervention’ approach, which involves ongoing parent support and coaching during every therapy session.

As your child grows and develops during their speech therapy sessions, we will support you and help you develop the right skills to assist them in a variety of contexts.

Parent Workshops

Because we are passionate about sharing our knowledge with families and the broader community, in addition to one-on-one education, we are proud to offer practical and interactive workshops for parents, carers and educators. These workshops can be tailored to your specific needs and will provide you with the tools to understand and support your child as they grow and develop.

Our team of speech pathologists are certified to run the following workshops within our clinic, a childcare centre, school or community setting:

  • It Takes Two to Talk™ – The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays
  • Learning Language and Loving It™ – The Hanen Program® for Early Childhood Educators and the Teacher Talk™ series
  • Target Word™ – The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children who are Late Talkers
  • More Than Words™ – The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Communication Difficulties
  • Parents as Case Coordinators (PaCC) – for Parents of children aged 0-8 years with a disability

We can also deliver the following interactive workshops, designed to give parents, carers and educators specific skills to recognise signs of difficulty and support the development and growth of their children:

  • Introducing and using visuals at home and in education settings
  • Getting ready for big school (an introduction to school readiness)
  • How to write and use social stories effectively
  • Managing challenging behaviour using communication strategies
  • Communication milestones (what to expect) at different ages
  • A new parent’s guide to speech pathology- what to expect about feeding and communication

Please visit our Workshops and Events page for more information and details on the latest events.

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A Growing Understanding- Speech Pathology

The Carly Ryan Foundation Inc. has created these helpful fact sheets for commonly used apps/games/programs. With so many of our children accessing these programs, we strongly believe in their efforts for a safer online environment for all families!The Carly Ryan Foundation produces factsheets on some of the more common apps used. For a .pdf version of the apps please email info@carlyryanfoundation.com ... See MoreSee Less

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HIGH FIVE ✋🏻 Abbigail!! You have been working so hard on your ‘r’ sounds (it’s not easy to hear the difference between ‘r’ and ‘w’)! You are such a joy to work with and I loved the laughs we shared during our practise session today!
Also- Abbi shared the StorySign Android app with us today! This clever app scans the words in books and translates into signs to hearing-impaired children! Check it out! ~ Lauren

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🎶🎵🎶Did you know that singing, including nursery rhymes and other ‘finger play’ games can be a wonderful way to interact with your child with ASD? These activities can encourage your child’s turn taking skills and requesting skills - essential for building early social skills. Today we had a happy time with Miss C, her mother and her teddies singing ‘Round and Round the Garden’.

What was your favourite nursery rhyme/finger play game as a child? ~Melissa 🙂
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What a night! Not only did Jess win Young Employee of the Year, but I am proud to say that our team was the last ones dancing on the dance floor!! What an amazing night and what an amazing team! I am unbelievably proud! The Lake Macquarie City Council presented a wonderful night of celebration, and we thank all the sponsors and supporters for helping to make it happen.

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We missed out on the Employer of Choice award this year (with the award going to Toronto Private Hospital). But with such a high calibre of businesses as finalists, we are still extremely proud! A Growing Understanding is a place to establish and grow a career and we want it to be well-known as an awesome place to work! With an amazing team like this- we can continue to provide high quality, awesome speech pathology services to children in our region! We are proud to be finalists in this category!

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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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