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.

We had a fabulous day at the HPMI - the Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute seminar and trade display today- From Cradle to Grave. It was also great to neighbour and catch up with our occupational therapy friends from Ability Focus Occupational Therapy! Lauren will share some of the information from her presentation on dummies/pacifiers and speech in the upcoming week- stay tuned! ... See MoreSee Less

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🤩 Our practice director Lauren will be presenting to local doctors at the HPMI - the Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute Cradle to Grave Seminar tomorrow (25/5/2019). Shaylee and Clare will also be there throughout the day at our table for the trade show/expo! It is going to be a great day! 🤩 ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi Five Leo! ✋🏻 Leo has been working so hard over the past few weeks to keep his speech smooth! We are so proud of you and your fantastic smooth talking! Congratulations!
👏🏼🎉🎈 ~ Jess
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🖌🔎Imitating your child’s actions and movements can be a wonderful way to encourage joint attention skills and other early language skills. Look at the fun that Mr C and his mother had today stamping on paper!! Mr C loved watching his mother copy him in an activity that he lead. Plus it’s instant artwork for the wall! .~Melissa :-) ... See MoreSee Less

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⏰ Last Minute Appointments ⏰
Our clinicians have been working hard with our families this week smashing goals! You may have noticed our celebration tree is growing! 🖐🖐🖐🖐

Here are all of our last minute appointments for this week. We are very excited that we are currently able to offer you an appointment now, no waiting lists!

These appointments are firstly being offered to new families, looking to start their journey with us.

Be in touch as soon as possible to secure your place. ~ Jordan

#childrenstherapy #speechpathology #newcastlemums #newcastle #lakemacquarie #portstephens
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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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