Direct Focus Solutions offers holistic support through a range of allied health services including psychology, occupational therapy, neurofeedback therapy, support work and speech pathology in Wollongong and surrounding areas.
A speech pathologist may work with people of all ages, including children, young adults and adults. They can also assist those who support them, such as their parents or guardians, in order to help clients realise their speech, language, and communication goals. Wollongong is one of several locations in New South Wales where our speech pathology team can provide assessment and intervention services for individuals expressing a diverse range of speech, language and communication goals.
A speech pathologist will work with clients, their parents and carers, as well as other support persons in order to help the client achieve their speech, language and communication goals. A speech pathologist will also work alongside a client to produce a thorough assessment and create a personalised intervention program for individuals who need support in a range of areas. Speech pathologists help to diagnose and provide intervention services to treat a range of delays and disorders that may interfere with a persons’ ability to communicate.
Speech pathologists may assist people with speaking, communicating, listening, understanding language, reading, writing and developing and using social skills. They are also able to support children with voice disorders or who experience difficulty producing fluent speech (stuttering). Speech pathologists frequently work with children who have disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability and Down Syndrome.