Speech & Language Development | Telethon Speech & Hearing

Speech and Language Development

Do you know a late talker?

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Telethon Speech & Hearing’s Talkabout program is a specialised language service for children who are experiencing a speech and language delay or disorder. This program combines highly specialised education and specialist health services to help develop speech and language skills through repeated opportunities to experience, explore and discover concepts vital for effective speech and learning.

Four Talkabout programs are offered for children aged 18 months to 5 years. Click here to learn more about our Talkabout program offerings.

Play-Based Learning

Talkabout therapy playgroups aim to develop skills through play-based experiences in vocabulary, sentence building, understanding of language, play skills, fine and gross motor.

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Talkabout therapy playgroups are supported by a range of specialists:

  • specialist teacher
  • specialist education assistant
  • speech pathologist
  • occupational therapist
  • psychologist
  • family liaison officer

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. We do this through our specialised playgroups, kindergarten and pre-primary programs for children with speech and/or language delays or disorders.