What happens first?

An initial assessment is required to determine your child’s speech and/or language issue. The duration and assessments required are usually discussed with you and your therapist when you first call the service.

During the assessment process a combination of informal and standardised tests will be used depending on the age of the child and the presenting concern.


Following the assessment, an individualised therapy program will be provided. Therapy sessions will be tailored to each client’s needs and home practice activities will be provided. You may be able to obtain rebates for intervention or depending on your health insurance cover, be able to claim funding for speech pathology intervention.


Preschool Language

Preschool Stuttering (Lidcombe Program)

Speech Sound / Articulation Errors

Early Primary School- language issues that impact on effective learning

School Age Stuttering

Reading and Spelling

Helping children with early reading and spelling skills such as identifying and sequencing sounds in words and decoding written text for reading fluency and comprehension.

Michele has certified training in the following programs:

  • The Writing Road to Reading© The Spalding Method
  • The Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® (LiPS®) Program
  • HANEN- It Takes Two to Talk
  • BLADES- Bristol Language Development Program for Preschoolers
  • Multi-sensory reading and spelling program

Childhood Learning & Speech Therapy provides intervention to kids in the Ryde and North West areas. These suburbs include: West Chatswood,  North Ryde, Denistone, East Ryde, Macquarie Park, Marsfield, Eastwood, Epping, Dundas, Ermington, Carlingford, West Penannt Hills.