Speech and Language


GOSPIPP - Gold Coast Speech Pathologists in Private Practice

Therapy Matters is a member of GOSPIPP and one of thirty private speech pathology clinics on the Gold Coast.  We are fortunate to have such a diversity of speech pathologists in private practice meeting the needs of children, adolescents and adults across the Gold Coast and Tweed Valley areas.    


Speech Pathology Australia

Speech Pathology Australia is the national peak body representing the speech pathology profession in Australia.

 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 140,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.

 

Speech Language Therapy

Dr Caroline Bowen, an Australian speech pathologist, provides a wealth of information for consumers, professionals and students about speech pathology and communication disorders.

 

Love and Reilly

Elizabeth Love and Sue Reilly are speech pathologists with additional qualifications in education.  They provide speech and language products online that promote oral language and literacy in the classroom.  Their website also includes informative newsletters with practical tips for parents and teachers.

 

AFASIC England

AFASIC England is an organisation in the UK that provides information and support for parents of children with speech, language and communication impairments.

 

Australian Stuttering Research Centre

The Australian Stuttering Research Centre (ASRC) is a world renowned centre conducting research into the nature of stuttering and treatment approaches. Their website provides detailed information on stuttering and the Lidcombe treatment program.

 

ELR Software - Speech, Language and Literacy Resources

ELR (Extra Language Resources) was developed by Australian speech pathologists to provide a comprehensive online collection of thousands of on-screen, targeted, therapy activities in the areas of speech, language, reading and spelling for use by speech pathologists, teachers and parents.

 

Reading, Spelling and Learning Difficulties

Learning Difficulties Australia

Learning Difficulties Australia Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation of teachers and professionals dedicated to improving the performance of students with learning difficulties through effective teaching practices based on scientific research both in the classroom and through individualised instruction. LDA provides information for parents, teachers, clinicians and academics.

 

SPELD (SA)

SPELD stands for specific learning difficulties.  SPELD is a non profit organisation that provides advice and services to children and adults with specific learning difficulties and those who care for, teach, and work with them. The website of the South Australian Speld Association contains a range of FAQs, downloadable early readers and a host of other literacy resources. 

 

Understanding Minds

Understanding Minds is a specialist clinic for developmental disorders and child/adolescent mental health based on the Gold Coast. Principal Psychologist, Dr. Craig Wright is the author of Understanding Words, an evidence-based reading intervention for students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. The Understanding Minds website includes comprehensive information on a range of developmental disorders for parents, teachers and professionals.

 

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets offers information and practical resources to teach kids how to read and help those who struggle.

 

Reading A-Z

Reading A-Z is online resource offering thousands of printable materials to teach levelled reading, phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, reading fluency, alphabet, and vocabulary. The resources include professionally developed downloadable books, lesson plans, worksheets, and reading assessments.

 

Starfall

Starfall.com is a free public website dedicated to motivating children to read with phonics.

 

Texthelp Read & Write

Texthelp Read & Write is a computer software program for students with learning difficulties that has the ability to read text aloud from the computer and assists writing with tools such as talking spellcheckers, talking dictionaries and word prediction.

 

Fitzroy Readers

The Fitzroy readers, developed in Australia, are a set of over 60 decodable books. Each book targets a specific letter or letter combination and as such are suitable practice for children needing to decode words in a systematic phonics approach.

 

Tarheelreader

The Center for Literacy and Disability Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill established the Tar Heel Reader website, a library of accessible, beginning level readers for students of all ages on a wide range of topics.  The books may be downloaded as slide shows in PowerPoint, Impress, or Flash format. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touch screens, the IntelliKeys with custom overlays, and 1 to 3 switches. Educators, literacy professionals, families, and volunteers from around the world can write their own books using pictures from the huge collection at Flickr or pictures they upload. Tar Heel Reader fulfils a huge need in addressing the literacy learning needs of learners of all ages with disabilities. 

 

Kidspot Best Kids Books

Kidspot have compiled a range of lists highlighting the best children’s books in a range of categories (e.g. picture books, books for boys, books for girls, reluctant readers, favourite authors).

 

Disability

Raising Children

Produced by the Raising Children Network (Australia) and supported by the Australian Government. This site provides information for parents about many issues related to parenting including speech and language disorders as well as disabilities.

 

Autism Queensland

This QLD organisation provides services to children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, and their families.  The website provides comprehensive and useful information on autism spectrum disorders. It also contains information and links to the Autism Advisor (QLD) as part of the FaHCSIA Helping Children with Autism Package.

 

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)

This NSW organisation provides information, services, learning, and research for people with autism spectrum disorders, their families, and the community. Their website contains information and links to the Autism Advisor (NSW) as part of the FaHCSIA Helping Children with Autism Package.

 

Autism Gold Coast

Autism Gold Coast is a not-for-profit volunteer self-help organisation and support group for parents, families and carers of people diagnosed with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome or Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). Their website contains an array of links, information and resources particularly for services on the Gold Coast. 
 

Apraxia Kids

Apraxia Kids is a USA based website which provides comprehensive information for parents, educators and allied health professionals on childhood apraxia of speech and related disorders.

 

Association of Genetic Support of Australasia (AGSA)

This association provides information and support for individuals and families affected by a genetic condition.  AGSA can refer people to support groups and maintains a contact register for over 500 genetic conditions.

 

AACintervention

This website by Dr. Caroline Musselwhite & Julie Maro contains a plethora of products, presentations, practical tips and information on augmentative and alternative communication intervention for parents, teachers and professionals.

 

International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC)

ISAAC supports and encourages the best possible communication methods for people who find communication difficult. Their website provides links and resources worldwide for the use of augmentative and alternative communication for people with disabilities.

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