We are qualified to provide direct client & education services for a variety of communication and feeding difficulties. We work collaboratively with clients, families and other health professionals. We specialise in the provision of speech pathology management of children from birth up (e.g. speech, stuttering, language, voice and feeding difficulties).
Lana Meggs – BAppSc (Speech Pathology) MSPAA Lana is a dedicated speech pathologist with 20 years experience in providing quality speech pathology services. She is a practicing member of the Speech Pathology Association of Australia. Her experience includes working in Australia and overseas managing both adults and children with communication and feeding difficulties. She has managed a team of speech pathologists and worked with children and their parents, teachers and other professionals to maximize their communication skills. Lana commenced private practice in 2003. With three children of her own, Lana is able to combine clinical excellence with a practical approach to managing communication difficulties in children. Lana is a recognised provider with private health funds and Medicare. Speech Pathology support is integral to those with speech, language or communication difficulties. At Communication for Kids Speech Pathology, we strive to provide a balance of learning and fun to ensure that your child’s experience is positive both in terms of actual outcomes and enjoyment.
Carrying out a full assessment of your child’s speech, language and communication needs gives you a good picture of his/ her strengths and weaknesses. Communication for Kids Speech Pathology provides you with the information to make an informed decision about if and what intervention is needed.
Who Might Benefit from Speech Pathology? Individuals may benefit from the advice of a suitably qualified Speech Pathologist if they have difficulties in one or more of the following areas:
Feeding – if a child is having difficulty sucking, chewing or swallowing at any age.
Early language – if a child is not babbling with a variety of sounds by 9 months, using single words by 18 months, using 2-word sentences by 2 ½ years.
Speech – if a child’s speech is difficult for most people to understand at 3 years.
Stuttering – if a child’s speech is so hesitant that you are concerned or if a child stutters.
Voice – if a child’s voice is nasal or husky.
Listening and Concentrating – a child in a preschool who can’t sit still at story time. Remembering What They Hear – a child in a school who needs instructions to be repeated or simplified. Understanding Language – a child who doesn’t understand concepts or instructions expected for that age. Using Language – a child who speaks in short sentences and leaves out the little words of speech. Sequencing Language – a child in class who recalls a story in the wrong order. Finding Words When Talking – a child in class who uses non-descript words (e.g. “stuff” or “thing”) or lengthy explanations for a short answer
Early identification & intervention helps!