Speech Pathology

Fabic Speech Pathology

Speech pathology is an allied health discipline that centres around the assessment and treatment of communication difficulties.

Communication is so much more than the use of words to convey a message or the appropriate application of social skills. At Fabic we understand that all forms of behaviour are a form of communication. When faced with challenging situations in life, it is our experience that people often resort to using unwanted behaviours rather than expressing through the use of appropriate words or visual means.

Inside every person is an awesome, amazing, lovable being who is longing to express themselves to their full potential. Support is often required for people to develop the skills for this potential to be realised, however. Whether it be a young child who is not yet able to speak, a child with unclear speech, an adult who is struggling to communicate in a manner free of anxiety or any other communication challenges.

Fabic Speech Pathologist Kathryn Maroney embraces an all encompassing approach by

  1. Meeting the person for who they are.
  2. Applying the science of speech pathology.
  3. Bringing a wealth of understanding behaviour, combining her educational and practical experience with the Fabic methodology to support clients of all ages to develop effective means of communicating and expressing.

Fabic’s speech pathology services support people to come to know this for themselves and then to develop the communication skills to express it in full.

Fabic offers speech pathology assessments and treatment in the following areas:

Children

  • Language
  • Speech clarity
  • Stuttering
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Pragmatic language and social skills
  • Problem solving
  • Voice
  • Literacy
  • Play
  • Feeding and swallowing

Adults

  • Speech clarity
  • Accent reduction
  • Voice
  • Stuttering
  • Regaining speech after a stroke or head injury
  • Literacy

Services Offered

  • Communication Assessments
  • Autism Identification Assessments
  • Individual therapy sessions (in the clinic, home, school, kindergarten or childcare centre)
  • Social skills groups
  • Parent support and training
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Staff professional development

For further reading on Speech Pathology see the articles written by Kathryn Maroney on the Fabic blog.

For more information or to book a consultation with Kathryn please contact Fabic.