Each child and family is unique with their own strengths and areas of need.
Who does Melanie see?
Melanie sees children of a variety of ages who experience speech, language and communication difficulties but has a particular focus on preschool children. This includes children experiencing difficulties with
Speech (pronouncing sounds or hard to understand)
Language (learning to talk, constructing sentences, following instructions)
Stuttering (sound, part-word and word repetitions, blocking and sound prolongations)
Literacy (sound awareness, reading, spelling and writing)
Social Communication (engaging with others, turn-taking, making friends, starting and maintaining conversations)
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Auditory Processing Disorder, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disability, Cerebral Palsy and other Specific Conditions often present with significant communication and learning issues that require speech pathology support
Melanie is a registered provider with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). She also accepts referrals through the Medicare Rebate Schemes - Chronic Disease Management (previously known as Enhanced Primary Care Plan) and Helping Children With Autism. Please note there is still a fee gap in these plans.