More Than Hearing offers an individualised therapy program to suit your communication needs and issues with swallowing.
All programs are specifically tailored to you or your child’s needs. Goals are established through evaluating areas of strength and weakness, and programs are created to incorporate individual learning styles and interests.
We use a range of programs and resources to deliver therapy, including computer programs and goal-targeted games and activities. We place great emphasis on making therapy enjoyable and motivating as we believe people learn most effectively when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
After each session, a 10-15 minute home practice activity or written worksheet is given to ensure that you child is progressing steadily and consistently. Our speech pathologists can liaise with teachers to set shared goals, suggest practical classroom strategies, and check on the child’s progress in their everyday environment.
The initial consultation involves one of our speech pathologists taking background information, administering screening assessments, and then deciding whether a formal assessment is required. If you (or your child) have had other relevant assessments done, please bring the reports with you to your initial consultation. If a formal assessment has been recommended, all children under 18 years of age must have a hearing test first. This is to ensure that their speech difficulties are not related to poor hearing, which is common among school-age children due to the high incidence of ear infections.
Everyone’s speech is different and children develop at different rates, so comparing someone’s speech to those around them is never an accurate gauge of what is ‘normal’.
You may benefit from speaking to a speech pathologist if you or your child suffers from one or more of the following issues:
Speech pathologists can also assist you if you’d like to improve your communication skills for public speaking or to work on your accent if English is your second language.
Our speech pathologists liaise closely with teachers and other health professionals to provide better overall support and management. Generally, the younger the child and the more regular the therapy, the better the long term outcome will be.
It is worth consulting a speech pathologist if you (or your child) have difficulties with one or more of the following:
More Than Hearing is one of the few practices in Melbourne who offer Auditory Training Therapy.
Like our speech and language therapy, our Auditory Training Therapy is individualised and tailored to you or your child’s needs. Read more about our LACE [link] program, which is available for use at home.
A voice disorder is a condition which affects the health of the vocal chords. This compromises the quality, strength, endurance and use of the voice.There are many different causes of voice disorders but they generally fall into one of three categories:
It may be worth speaking to a speech pathologist if you or your child has difficulty with one or more of the following: