Our Talkabout Team
A multidisciplinary approach
Talkabout has a team-based approach to helping your child achieve their speech and language goals. Our play-based learning is delivered through a team of passionate educational and clinical specialists. Telethon Speech & Hearing offers a holistic approach to each child’s development on speech, language, learning, play and socialisation.
Our Talkabout team includes:
Other members in our team:
Early Childhood Teachers and Education Assistants
Teachers plan and run the education component of the Talkabout program with the assistance of Education Assistants.
Speech Pathologists work directly with children, providing formal and informal assessment of language skills and working with small groups on individually determined language goals. They also support families with developing a range of strategies to facilitate their child’s receptive and expressive language.
Occupational Therapists work directly with children, providing formal and informal assessment of fine and gross motor and sensory skills. They work with small groups on these skills both in the specially purposed gym and in the classroom setting. They also support families with developing a range of strategies to facilitate the child’s sensory integration and fine and gross motor skills development.
Psychologists provide direct support services which may include individual counselling for families, support of behavioural issues both at home and at school, and conduct assessments that evaluate cognitive, behavioural, social and emotional functioning. They also provide indirect services including Parent Information sessions, Circle of Security sessions and consultation with staff.
Audiologists support the ear health of our children by providing individual middle ear screening using tympanometry and provide results and recommendations to families. They are also available to consult with teachers and to provide professional learning and parent information sessions on ear health.