Young School Aged Children

Our treatment

Treatment for school aged children requires an individualised approach and may combine a number of intervention approaches. Treating stuttering in children whose stuttering has persisted beyond the preschool years may involve adjusting expectations so that we can work with parents/carers to set realistic and achievable goals for their child's fluency. Research shows that eliminating stuttering beyond 6yrs of age may for some children be less likely than when they were younger but still possible. We therefore aim to treat school aged children using individualised programs for each child.

Our principles of treatment remain family-centred and treatment decisions are based on:

  1. Your preferences
  2. Research evidence
  3. Your decisions are supported by your Speech Pathologist's expertise, empowering you with knowledge about stuttering.
  4. We focus on supporting you and your child to achieve their best outcomes in reaching and maintaining fluency. Our goal is to create overall well-being in communication, social interactions, education and all domains of life.

Paediatric Fluency Clinic Brochure [PDF 545KB]

Application forms

Please complete and return the following applications forms.  These forms must be completed before your referral is processed.

If you need any assistance, please call clinic reception on (03) 9479 1921 or email communication.clinic@latrobe.edu.au

Fees

Our fees are not refundable through Medicare or private health insurance. Concession is available on the presentation of a Health Care Card. Fees may be altered according to family income and individual circumstances. For other programs or group therapy, different fees will apply.

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