Why choose Talking Matters?
We understand that your child is an individual!
That's why each child who attends Talking Matters is assessed and an individual program is developed to meet their specific needs. Therapists take your child's strengths, challenges, personality and interests into account when planning intervention and when running sessions. Kids think therapy is fun, while parents know their child is learning.
We understand that your child deserves the best!
That's why all our team members regularly update their skills, are members of their professional body and participate in that organisation's certification program. We also have weekly team meetings and fortnightly clinical meetings for team members to share information and support each other. We aim to provide therapy that is evidence based in order to offer the most effective treatment for your child's needs. Our building has been developed with kids in mind, and we have a vast range of resources to support the service your child needs.
We know that as a parent you are the most important influence on your child's learning and development.
That's why we provide resources for parents to use at home as part of our therapy sessions. We also provide free downloadable resources on our website for parents to use at home and share with their child's teachers and carers. We publish a regular blog and use twitter, Pinterest and Facebook pages to share information, activities and resources on child development with families.
We know that your child may have needs in a number of different areas.
We are a multidisciplinary practice offering speech pathology, occupational therapy, psychology and other services all in one location. We offer a coordinated service. Therapists are able to share knowledge and support each other to give the best possible service to children with complex needs. It also means that often appointments can be coordinated to make it easier for parents to bring their child for therapy.
We know that your child wants fun and you want results.
Our building provides calm spaces for focused learning. Engaging therapists and stimulating therapy activities hold your child's attention as they have fun while learning.
We believe that experience and freshness are both important.
Our team has a mix of experienced therapists, who bring many years of expertise, as well as newer graduates who bring a fresh enthusiasm and the latest training. Newer team members are paired with more experienced therapists for support and all team members are involved in regular training and skill updates.
We know kids don't stop having needs because they have a birthday.
We provide services for children from 1 month to 18 years, so we can provide ongoing support for as long as your child needs it. We can provide continuity of support as your child moves through childcare, preschool and school for as long as you want us to. We also provide resources to help your child's teacher and carers who support your child's special needs in their educational setting.
We know that raising kids is expensive.
That's why we offer a range of options including cost effective programs with therapy assistants, and group options for suitable children. We also help parents navigate through the complex maze of funding options. We are providers under the Medicare, and NDIA programs as well as being registered with private health insurers.
We know that parents are busy people!
That's why we offer a range of options for therapy sessions including school based services, Saturday appointments, school holiday groups and intensives, and coordinated appointments for children who need therapy in more than one area. We have a friendly efficient administration team to take your calls and make booking an appointment easy.
We believe the best time to support your child is now!
Waiting for appointments is stressful for parents and it means kids are losing valuable learning opportunities. Research shows that early intervention is very important. With a large team we can often offer assessments within a couple of weeks and once the assessment is done therapy can start straight away.